Ben and Leigh Reber

Ben is a kind, funny, otherwise healthy 36 year old man. Our wedding ....
was the happiest day of our lives. We danced to, "Sleep Walk," by Santo and Johnny. Ben and I settled into our modest home with our cats. It was perfect.

On September 30, 2016, my husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He is having a very hard time with feeding tube and has lost over 40 pounds in 6 months. After he finishes chemo and radiation, we will wait 6 weeks until the surgery. This whole ordeal has turned both of our lives around. I would give anything to take the pain from him. We are trying to remain positive.

Ben is a civil engineer (though unable to work at this time) and I was an Assistant Principal for a high school for students with unique (special) needs prior to going on long-term disability last year due to severe back/ hip damage .

Ben is currently going through chemotherapy and radiation. We expect the surgery to be in January.

We appreciate anything that anyone can donate toward medical bills.

Peace be with you,
Leigh and Ben

Ben with the therapy doggie at treatment!
Four days after his diagnosis, I managed to make him laugh for his birthday, although he refused to smile for the camera! Lol-so funny.
Ohio guy!


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Leigh Anne 
Chicago, IL
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