Hi! I’m Ben, born and raised deep in the heart of Austin, Texas.

I have cerebral palsy, also known as CP, which is a diagnosis that makes it difficult for me to move my body independently. Luckily, I have an amazing power wheelchair that I use to navigate around school and my community. I also love zipping around my neighborhood but my wheelchair won’t pick things up or help me open doors. I run into barriers throughout my life, but it doesn’t stop me! Having a service dog will be life changing and help me be more independent.

I love life and keeping busy! One of my passions is writing plays. I’ve written a musical that was accepted to FronteraFest. It’s a big deal especially for a middle schooler. I believe you can do anything you put your mind to! I learned to love writing at school, one of my favorite places to be. Being around my friends makes me happy and distracts me from my medical needs. I can just be a kid. I’m also working on a business plan for making and selling Christmas ornaments. Christmas is my favorite holiday because I like the joy everybody has at Christmastime. I want to spread joy year round.

I’m still learning all of the ways a service dog can support me and I can’t wait to bring my dog home to be a part of my family. I will love her always and can’t wait to experience life with her. With your help this dream becomes a reality. I’m so excited!!!