Ben Bowen

Ben Bowen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Benjamin David "Ben" Bowen, commonly called Big Ben Bowen, was a young Huntington, West Virginia boy who was diagnosed with a very aggressive brain tumour on March 2, 2004. Bowen's cheerful disposition and courage despite his illness acted as a catalyst for awareness of childhood cancer. The example of Bowen and his family resulted in over 100 articles on Ben Bowen's short life and has helped raise almost $4,000,000 for St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.Bowen was born to Tom Bowen and his wife Jennifer Bowen. Ben had a normal infancy until he was diagnosed with brain cancer at 16 months old. The Bowens knew something was wrong when Ben became lethargic, started vomiting regularly and slept almost solidly for three days. The Bowens took Ben to St. Mary's Hospital in West Virginia, only to be told that all the tests came back normal. Ben's parents said they were treated as if they were hypochondriacsshow more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134911461
  • 9786134911467