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The journeys have just begun, after 18 years in and out of heart procedures, we are now at 11 months past Ben’s heart transplant and are still in great need of your help. We’re asking family, loved ones and friends and new journey companions to join us in fundraising for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to help with the thousands of dollars of accruing expenses that are not covered with Ben’s Health Insurance, such as anti-rejection medications, immunological infection medicines, medical/pharmacy/specialty equipment & supplies, incredible travel expenses, therapy, co-pays for weekly lab draws & appointments for nerve damage, hip therapy and heart therapy. Although I now hold $1,400,000 in claims to date, all this is being worked out in insurance & hospital negotiations.

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April 30, 2020

Dear friends and loved ones, thank you for your continued kindness and encouragement, amidst this global threat, of death, of mental/emotional death, and impairment. I pray that my chronicled journey of my heart transplant and subsequent ongoing pain and suffering thru it all encourages you all, be courageous, when faced with fear of something you know little or nothing about, endure with a gleam in your eyes, steady on your feet, strong in the faith, prayerful meditations of the heart……….Your brother Ben

April 13, 2020

Greetings friends, update on the hospital procedures, all my stays were postponed as they deal with the covid emergercy . I’m scheduled for Mri/Ct of brain and lungs, heart biopsy and echo…a couple day stay probably, yet now it’s just to dangerous to be exposed to a hospital environment.. The new heart seems to be doing its job, yet after 14 months, the heart chemo/medicine is wiping me out. Daily endurance. My thank you, from my heart for your donations and your thoughtful consideration of the journey I travel. To family, loved ones and friends, my prayers ongoing, meditations of the Spirit and Heart.. Ben

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April 13, 2020

Hope and Prayers For Recovery

Frederick Curtis

February 11, 2020

Ben, you're such a kind and inspired person. I really hope people are able to give generously to help you out so you can focus on being well and not stressing on finances. I hope each day gets better. Erin (your past student from Canada)

Erin Hancock

January 31, 2020

Hang in there Ben. We just have to get you through to the New World health plan. Meanwhile, I hope this little bit helps. Love from Cathy Britvich

Cathy Britvich