The irony that Ben is a radiation therapist who has treated hundreds of cancer patients is not lost on him.
Just 35 years old, Ben now faces his own cancer battle.
A giver by nature, he dreams of a cubby house for his four year old daughter Eloise and 15 month old son Ethan.
“My kids love being outside and I know that they would love a cubby house. It is something that they can play with for years to come,” said Ben.
“For me, it’s a way that part of me can always be there for my kids. It’s a place that my wife can remind them of me and of how much I love them.”
“Having a dream to focus on has helped me to redirect my thoughts away from my illness.”
“I really don’t feel worthy of a dream, but I can’t wait to see their little faces light up when they see their cubby house, and my wife and I will get so much enjoyment watching them play," concluded Ben.