Ben's Fight to Beat Neuroblastoma

Ben is smart, loving and determined. If you take the time to know and understand Ben, you will fall in love with his quirky humor. Hes a peanut for a 6 year old and just spent his birthday in the hospital for the first time. Ben was found this past week to have abdominal cancer, despite all of the doctors telling us he was fine. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a rare cancer (only about 200 children a year are diagnosed at this stage.) The doctors believe it is still very treatable, especially for a fighter like Ben. In the first 5 days of learning the news, Ben has had 3 different ultrasounds(abdomen and heart), two different MRI's, two Xrays, a biopsy of bone marrow and tumer tissue and a port installed near his heart to start the treatment. He is recieving his first round of chemotherapy tonight. His brothers and sister cannot wait to bring him back home. Our current plan for treatment collaborates with both Hasbro and the Children's Hospital in Boston. Six months of his treatment will be spent in Boston, as well as day trips to recieve treatments and testing. We are thankful to everyone who has been supportive of Ben and our family. Our family is in need of assistance. We are hoping the insurance will cover a lot of Ben's treatment. We have been told that some of the "trial" medications and treatments that Boston has to offer are expensive and some insurances will not cover especially if they are experimental medication. We are willing to do whatever it takes to get him the best treatment to improve his odds of living a normal life in the future. Our Family would like to ask that you make a donation to help our family get by financially while we all fight alongside Benjamin to cure his Cancer. No child should have to go through this ever. Thank you for your kind thoughts and support
  • Rebecca Hubbard 
    • $20 
    • 27 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Patrick Zheng 
    • $200 
    • 32 mos
  • Cathy Gao 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Rachel Cruz 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer

Bethany Velasquez 
Organizer
Kingston, RI
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