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Happy Birthday Ben!

Today is Ben’s 10th birthday. The fact that Ben is 10 years old is something that is a bit mind blowing for Diane and me. When we think back about all we have been through, all of Ben’s challenges and… continue reading


Summer is the time where families create memories that last a lifetime. But when a family has a child with a disability sometimes those memories are harder to create. There was a time when Ben couldn’t sit in the sun,… continue reading

A Little Farther

Ben recently walked a mile for the first time in his life at the United Cerebral Palsy Race to Empower in April. It was a great moment for us as a family and we were happy to share it with… continue reading

Ben Will Walk His First Mile!

We are excited to announce that Ben is going to walk HIS FIRST MILE! The United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland is holding its own 5k race and 1 mile “Fun Run” on Sunday, April 21st at 9am. Ben has… continue reading


We’ve paid a lot of attention to Ben learning to walk. But what we haven’t talked much about is how Ben is learning how to eat. Just as his disability and countless surgeries caused him to not be able to… continue reading

Year In Review

2013 was a great year for our family and it was a great year for Ben. Below are some of the highlights from emails we’ve sent throughout the year! Ben walked a mile for the first time at the UCP… continue reading

Happy New Year!

This time of year brings a lot of talk about New Year’s resolutions which ultimately leads to many people quitting those resolutions in favor of the same old bad habits. Well, we had fallen into the bad habit of not… continue reading

Five Years Ago…

Five years ago my family attended our first United Cerebral Palsy event. Benjamin was 3 years old and had just started receiving therapy services at UCP. What we saw that day was a video of a 7 year old boy… continue reading

Columbus Marathon

Team Benjamin is going to run the Columbus Marathon on October 16th! Dad will push Ben for the 26.2 mile race, and thus far 20 people will run either the half or full marathon with us all in an effort… continue reading

Cleveland Triathlon

We wanted to thank everyone for their support of our efforts to raise money for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland. We again participated in the Cleveland Triathlon — but this year was a little different. Due to hip surgery,… continue reading