The passing of Ben Underwood, 16

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  1. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    Please take a moment to pray for the family of this incredible teenager-I first read his story in People Magazine a few years ago and it hit me like a ton of bricks-there was no limit for this young man who found a way around the deficits caused by a rare cancer he fought when just a baby. He died from that same cancer yesterday. It is surreal to consider that this incredibly brave soul was brought down by anything....

    http://www.kcra.com/cnn-news/18518419/detail.html
     
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  3. lizzybeth

    lizzybeth Active Member

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    I had never heard of echolocation before. What an admirable young man. So sad that he couldn't be with us longer.

    God bless you and your mother Ben.
     
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    joga New Member

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    I read about him in the Sacramento Bee a few years ago (this was the first story on him and then he had tons of press and appearances that came from it) and recently picked a copy of the paper again because they had him on the front page saying that the end was near. It is such a sweet (bittersweet i guess would be better) story for those who are interested to read. He was a very special kid! Much love to his family in their time of mourning...:blowkiss:

    http://www.sacbee.com/elkgrove/story/1521985.html
     
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    graybar hotel New Member

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    The passing of Ben is very sad. I am glad he is out of pain.

    Too bad he didn't live a long life, he had a lot to share. I am so glad he made the most of every minute while he was here.
     
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    I really hate to hear this. DH & I watched Ben awhile back on a 20/20 or Dateline show (or was it Oprah?? anyways...). He amazed me how he could ride his bike and make that clicking sound to "see" what was ahead.

    What a sweet soul. :( Rest in peace Ben.
    And prayers going up for his family and all of his friends. He will be missed.
     
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    I remember his story... I remember a news spot on him and how phenomenal he was with getting around via sound. His story was inspirational... sad to hear of his passing. :(
     

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