The Benkowski Family Fund

Back on Christmas Eve of 2013 Remi was diagnosed with small bowel adenocarcinoma, stage 3a.  Although the news was hard to bear, emotions turned when Remi was informed by his wife Lisa and daughter Gabriella that he would be a father for the second time. There have been many highs and lows during the last year or so but a few things have stayed consistent... Remi's strong will and upbeat attitude and most importantly, the support of family and friends.

As Remi's friends some of us struggle to find ways in which we can help him and his family live each day a little easier, so we decided to create a donation page which will provide him additional finances to help focus on his treatments.

On Saturday (3/14/2015) during the F$#k Cancer Party, we presented Remi and Lisa with 2k worth of Whole Foods gift cards. These gift cards will not only help provide groceries for the family but will help Remi purchase organic produce. Remi is currently on the 'Chris Beats Cancer Diet' which requires him to eat large salads and drink a ton of juiced organic fruits and veggies. We also sent Remi over 2k in donations. These funds will help Remi with alternative treatments he is currently undergoing... mistletoe extract injections (more common in Europe), accupuncture and special tea consumption.

Let's keep this page active so we can help our friend/son/brother/husband/father/co-worker in his fight against Cancer.

(You can donate comfortably by posting your donation as "annonymous").

Thank you all for donating!

For more on Remi's story, click on the following link:


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Ryan Medinah 
Mount Prospect, IL
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