Saturday, January 10

Today we were blessed to be apart of an amazing tribute/memorial for Ben Towne. Thousands gathered to remember what an amazing boy Ben was. Nurse Shauna, Aunt Kristen, Uncle Brian spoke and reminded/shared with everyone in attendance the impact Ben made on their lives as well as many others. They did amazing. Then Ben's Mom, Carin, spoke.....WOW. The courage and strength she displayed was awesome. She let everyone in attendance into her heart.....Thank you Carin. Thank you for the last 18+ months for letting us in, for letting us get to know your amazing son. The hardest part for Kelly & I was getting to see Jeff & Carin afterwards....we have not spoken with them since Ben's cancer has been very hard on Kelly & I. When it was our turn to offer our condolences we all just looked at each other......a lot of emotion spilt out. We have been through this journey together until Ben's cancer came back....over the last 2 months Kelly & wanted to reach out but knew to keep our distance. Today was a little closure. Jeff, Carin, & family we have met under the worst of terms....but me looking at the glass half full we are so glad we are blessed to meet a family as amazing as yours. Thank you and know that everyday you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love the Lewis Family.

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