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The family and friends of Ben Bruce are uniting to raise money to help Ben and Jenn meet their expenses through Ben's recovery!

After nearly four weeks of debilitating headaches in March and April, Ben was hospitalized with viral meningitis and encephalitis. He spent two weeks in ICU, followed by two weeks in inpatient rehabilitation before being readmitted to the hospital as his symptoms persisted. Though he had made significant progress, he continued to have difficulties with cognitive skills, motor skills, vision, hallucinations, and agitation. On May 20th, 2012, Ben was transferred to IU Medical Center in Indianapolis for a more thorough diagnosis and prognosis. After five days of significant improvement, Ben was released to continue his recovery at home. He returned to IU Medical Center to have a lymph node removed in late May and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He began chemotherapy in early June. Jenn (Ben's wife) is a public school teacher and the financial strain this challenge has placed on their family is significant.

Your donation will ease that strain so Ben and his family can focus solely on his recovery.

Please give what you can today and encourage your family and friends to help! Together, we can do great things for the Bruce family!

Check out the links on the left side of the page to connect via Facebook, watch a video on Ben and Jenn's story, and read updates.

For a detailed back story on Ben's illness and progress, click the "Updates" tab near the top of the page. Begin with "A Headache Story" at the bottom of the "Updates" page.
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