Help Ben Live the Life He Chooses!

Update posted by Peg Helminski On Sep 14, 2019

I've been reading through the comments from all of Ben's friends who have donated to his Peacehaven fund so far and I am moved to tears! The level of love and care you have expressed deeply touches me. One donor said, "It really does take a village!" This is especially so for kids like Ben who have such a rough start in life that it impacts everything forever after. Thank you all SO much!

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Update posted by Peg Helminski On Sep 09, 2019

I wanted to let you all know that we have received several offline contributions. Together, these fill the funding gap for Ben to live at Peacehaven for another month! We now have nearly 3 months paid for. Thank you all SOOO much!

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Update posted by Peg Helminski On Sep 05, 2019

Like most young adults living on their own for the first time, Ben has been navigating that tricky balance between more freedom and greater responsibility. It is a heady time in a young man's life! He's had a few missteps but with tag-team efforts between house staff and his parents, he's learning to define his limits. He's also had a bit of disorientation from the sudden shift in his predictable daily routines but he is still incredibly excited to be there. As we approach one week since Ben moved, we are are grateful for all of you who have signed on as members of "Team Ben!" Together, you have already managed to fill Ben's funding gap to provide nearly two months at Peacehaven! Thank you thank you all for making this possible! There's a long way to go, so please continue to share Ben's story!

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Update posted by Peg Helminski On Aug 22, 2019

Wow! You gave over $500 to help Ben in the first day! Thank you SO much!

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Thank you all SOOOO much! Ben’s first month at Peacehaven is now paid for thanks to all of you! He will move in this weekend and he is so excited. We are deeply grateful for your support of Ben which you have demonstrated in both donations and enthusiasm. We have a long way to go, so please keep spreading the word!

Peg Helminski

Update posted by Aug 28

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I’m volunteering time to Young Life at Penn State. One of the kids has this huge smile that made me think of John and Peg years ago at St Francis. So I looked you up on Facebook. I’m pleased to be able to help Ben—you two were incredibly kind and loving at a weird time in my life!

Joe Tiesi

Backed with $500.00 On Nov 15, 2019

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Good luck Ben!

Donna Rae Decatur

Backed with $50.00 On Nov 06, 2019

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Anonymous

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Zoltan & Ilona Nagy

Backed with $50.00 On Sep 17, 2019

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God Bless you, Ben! All the best you and your family!

Nancy & Glenn

Backed with $100.00 On Sep 16, 2019

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Anonymous

Backed with $50.00 On Sep 13, 2019

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Wendy R Wolf

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I wish Ben so much happiness in his new home.

Sandy Adams

Backed with $50.00 On Sep 10, 2019

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Backed On Sep 09, 2019 Amount Hidden

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