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Raising Ben

Raising Ben

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Victoria Lee

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Caregiver/Family Member

Describe your art here - type of art, techniques and materials used, what your art represents and what it means to you.
This is a compilation of photos, journal entries, speeches, and knowledge I've collected over the 7 years of Ben's brain tumor journey. This creation was a therapeutic endeavor, I put pen to paper, then researched the medium I wanted, I imagined the way I wanted Ben to be seen, it was a labor of love. I found a publishing company in Paris that guided me through the process which then went to print and digital. I've accomplished something that feels like giving birth to Ben again only this time it is a gift, not only to Ben but also to my family and families that have experienced the same gut-wrenching experiences of pediatric cancer. Thank you for allowing me to share this gift with you.
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Please include your age, tumor type and date of diagnosis (patients & survivors only) and let us know how art has impacted your life.
Last year, my son was 5.5 years NED, 2020 was when not only COVID-19 crept into our lives but so did two brain tumors, Ben's left frontal parietal lobe, was the affected area. This time his brain tumors were not considered "The good kind", It was RELA fusion-positive Grade III. In December I turned 50, I'm a mother and full-time caregiver of a warrior child, that has had four brain tumors and surgeries. My one purpose in life is his survival and happiness. I make sure that he never goes a day without hugs and kisses because at the end of the day I know that's what I will miss the most when he and I leave this world.

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Farmers Bank of Willards

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Raymond A. Wood Foundation
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