Benjamin Ward Towne was born on July 17, 2005, to parents Jeff and Carin Towne. He was a fiercely determined, passionate and loving little boy. Ben enjoyed cars, tennis, golf, the beach and his family. In August 2007, just a month after his second birthday, Ben was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. His only presenting symptom was a discoloration around his eyes. Treatment included six courses of chemotherapy, surgery, stem cell transplant, radiation, five rounds of anti-body therapy, and more. Ben was in remission in July of 2008, only to relapse catastrophically in October. He died on December 30, 2008.
You can read his entire cancer journey/journal here: (download PDF)