Iolanthe’s Kids: Ben

Meet Ben. This awesome 14 year old was recently made an honorary officer of the Aurora Police Department. His Mom, Sarah, writes on their YouCaring Page: My son, Ben, has been fighting Neuroblastoma for 11 of his 14 years. Originally diagnosed in 2004, he’s fought three relapses (2009, 2013 and 2014) and has won each round. Unfortunately, he’s considered to have “chronic disease” now and his medical team says it’s no longer a matter of “if” it comes back, but “when” it comes back. We’re forced to seek cutting edge therapies, most commonly in New York City, which requires us to travel often. Ben’s most recent therapy requires us to travel every fourth week to NYC. This therapy is painful. Unfortunately, it’s the most logical course of treatment for him. The blessing of it all is that Ben is still willing to fight as hard as he can because he still believes that he has a lot of his life left to live. I believe that, too.”

You can help his family by donating, and show them support on their Facebook page, I love the Bean.

Ben’s hat was spun and knit by Alison — and the first made out of our sweet little Hope’s baby fiber (with a band of our Ice Cream blend fiber: JJ, Summer, Love, and Harmony).