Richard Bennett Jr. Medical Fund

$7,475 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 21 months
Ashley Fox
on behalf of Maria Bennett
 SOUTHAMPTON, PA
My name is Ashley Fox. I have set up this account for a dear family friend, to help him through his battle with cancer. The following was written by his sister. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

Richard Bennett Jr. Medical Fund

I am writing to you on behalf of my brother, Richard (‘Ricky’) Bennett Jr. On December 25, 2016 Richard suffered from a seizure that was uncontrollable. Paramedics and the fire department responded and through the course of his ride to hospital, he continued to have multiple seizures which left him unresponsive and caused the trauma team to intubate him at the hospital. An MRI showed a brain tumor in his frontal lobe that required him to be transferred by helicopter to Thomas Jefferson hospital where he underwent surgery to remove the tumor. Unfortunately, the surgical team could not remove the tumor completely and two weeks later he was diagnosed with stage two brain cancer. Since the diagnosis, Ricky has begun ongoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments at Jefferson Hospital in hopes of removing the rest of the tumor. The costs for the emergency helicopter flight, ambulance rides, surgery to remove the tumor and ongoing medical treatments are quickly approaching an astronomical number. My family has been working with a social worker to help us through this unfamiliar and difficult time and they estimate his total out of pocket medical costs will easily surpass six figures.
Ricky is more than just a number! He is a son, brother, uncle, and friend. To his family, he is an amazing human being who puts others first and makes it a point to be there for every event in his family’s life. He has worked with Habitat for Humanity, constructed materials for a special needs classroom, and continues to be an active member of the northeast community. He is an avid Flyers fan who played hockey all the way through high school. At 32, he is a vital member of Rich Bennett Contracting alongside his father. Together, they work and oversee every job that they do. Because of the seizures, he can no longer work as he once did which has also contributed to the rising medical bills.
Ricky’s family is asking for your help in our efforts to support him on the long journey ahead.  Any donation, big or small is greatly appreciated. Richard, his family, friends and I truly appreciate your kindness and support!
Sincerely,
Lisa Orlando
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Thank you everyone for your amazing, generous donations! Please keep sharing this link, so we can help Rick as much as possible. And don't forget to contact Lisa or myself for beef and beer tickets on march 4th!
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Giovanni Martinez
20 months ago

You're in my prayers Ricky! Hang in there!

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Raised by 69 people in 21 months
Created January 17, 2017
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Giovanni Martinez
20 months ago

You're in my prayers Ricky! Hang in there!

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