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This page will be preserved for the messages that were sent to Ben before his passing.  Click here to see the list of memorials that have been posted.  If you would like to post a memorial for this site send an email to and I will post your message and forward it on to Ben and his parents.

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Even as we near three years since you've been with us, you are still very much in my heart and my thoughts. I think I can't miss you more, but the void in our lives seems to grow with each passing year. I can't help but think that's because you would still contribute more and more and nothing can make up for that. I wish we could have had more time together in this life and I pray we may be able to make up for that loss in the next. I love you more than you could have known and miss you more than I could ever express.
Uncle Ronnie



It's been almost 3 years since the last time we saw each other. Just recently I've been thinking a lot about you because I've been writing my graduation essay about my college experience. It's almost like a dream world, or a nightmare I should say, when I look back at this time period. I look at your picture and I can't stop shaking my head because it just seems so wrong. Tears come so easily, like an open wound that can't heal. It wasn't your time. I'm about to graduate and you should already be a college graduate. I would not have wanted you involved with the War on Iraq, though. Ben, we only knew each other for a small time. You happened to be right in front of me in formation. You always wore that gold chain around your neck. You were so cute. You always smiled and though you were a man of few words you were so sweet. I'm sorry you are not physically in my life anymore. I look back at that one week I spent in Texas and it seems like it wasn't even my life. I don't know why that had to happen. You have a very strong family who misses you so much. I miss you. I'll see you other the other side. I hope it is as beautiful as I believe it to be. With love and light,


bulletMy sweet Ben; It is the eve of the second year anniversary of your passing from this life to the eternity you now know. How much it hurts to think of your accident and death for us as a family. Our consolation is in the hope of Jesus Christ, the only known one to die, raise from the dead and is alive! You have known him face to face now for two years.  Your family loves you more than can be imagined. We miss your sweet face and immeasurable sense of humor. I miss you more than you can know. I think of you constantly. You keep us straight down here!  Have peace, my sweet son, have peace. Will see you in the morning light of His glory and I cannot wait! I Love You Ben!!   Uncle Baw

It's been nearly two years now... and I still think about you regularly... especially this time of year... your Mom and Dad are coming down this weekend... it's so good to be with family right now. I was out in Houston this summer, and I walked into your old room. How strange it is not to have you in it. Your Dad gave me one of your old sweatshirts... you know... the old navy football one... trust that it will be the number one article in my winter collection this year. So many wonderful things have been happening lately. Amy has married a wonderful man that you couldn't have picked better yourself... and they're expecting a baby boy in a few short weeks. We're all very sure that you had a hand in that one. After all, they have honored him with your name. After all this time, you remain in my heart... know that is where you will always stay... I love you Ben...


bulletBen: Even though we never had the chance to meet I see the overwhelming effect you have left on your family. Your warm and gracious personality lives on through your parents and your sister every time they reminisce about you. Continue looking over them as I know you do, and know how much love they hold for you in their hearts.

Also I ask a favor of you too look over your soon to arrive nephew William Benjamin. We will make sure he knows he has big shoes to fill (living by your examples) as his Uncle Ben would expect only the best out of him.

I know you will continue to work your magic, (PS thanks for helping with bringing little Will to us so fast).

Your Brother-in-law Bill


Ben: It's been almost two years; we still miss you...Aunt Jean


Ben's goals were always to finish college, join the Army and eventually become a Secret Service Agent.  Whether or not these goals ever come to be, I am grateful that Ben is still with us.  He is my only sibling, I don't know what I would do if he were not here with me anymore.  Please don't stop fighting, Ben! 
                                                                    I love you,

bulletBen.. You are a brave, strong young man, and your family loves you more than you may ever know. We are pulling for you to pull through with every fiber of our being. Keep fighting!!!! We love you and need you.

                                                            Uncle Ronnie and Aunt Jean


bulletYou don't know me, but I feel as though you are a part of my family. I work with your Aunt Jean. She has been keeping me updated on your condition. You and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers!!! Keep fighting!!! You've already shown that you are a strong person.
                                                        God Bless.....Sherry Whitaker


bulletBen...My name is Sonya and I work with your Aunt Jean. I would just like to send you prayers and well wishes. I understand that you are a strong fighter...keep fighting! Keep faith in God and trust that he can heal your pain. Jean is keeping us well posted and we are continuing to pray for you and your family. 
                                                    God bless you....Bradley and Sonya Lewis


Hi Ben,
 I think we have had calls at work from everyone that has ever met you. You have touched all our lives in a special way. You have had to be really determined to get this far.  Please keep on fighting I will still need help on warehouse day!

           Get well soon, Wanda

Howdy Ben,
I work with your sister at C-TREC.  We are all praying for you here to get well soon. We hope the painful ordeals you must go through will be over soon and we hope you will once again experience the joy of life.  Hang in there Ben - keep on fighting!  It really will get better.       Woody Farrar
I've never met you personally but I've grown to know you well over the past several years through Amy.  I know you are a fine young man and that your family loves you very much.  I know you are extra special to your sister because we always talk about you, your childhood together, and your plans for the future.  Because Amy is so special to me that makes you special too.  You are in our many prayers and I know that God is watching over you and those you love. Amy says you're a fighter so don't ever give up.  Always look up and help will be there. God Bless you.
Carole Colson
Amy's manager at C-TREC


Dear Ben, Doris, Scott and Amy,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  You are on  our prayer lists daily as well as that of numerous family and friends and our churches.  You are in our thoughts daily. Love to each of you,
Carolyn, Steve, Mark and Laura Schroeder
We have never met but I have known your Mom since elementary school. I know that your parents are very proud of you and what you have accomplished over the years. I also know that your entire family and friends are pulling for you in every way imaginable. I have been keeping in touch with your Aunt Jean at least 2 or 3 times a week on your medical updates. You are on the prayer list at my church and your Mom knows that my Mom and I are pulling for you and our prayers are also with you. May God Bless You and Your Family.
Brenda Allen


bulletHey, Ben!! This is Sara, Mike, and Madeleine. We just want you to know that we love you very much. I know it has been a while since we last saw one another, and I, Sara, miss you very much. Believe it or not, Madeleine has heard Mike and I talk about you so much, she asks me about you on a regular basis. Mike's family also sends their love. We are praying for you everyday. Keep fighting Ben. We all need you more than you ever know.


bulletMy Ben;
We love you more than life itself!! We know in our hearts that you will pull through this tough time. Aunt Donnie, Shannon, Buddy and myself wish you speedy recovery and comfort. You hang in there young soldier!! Your family is depending on you!! I love you, son: Uncle Baw.


bulletHey Ben. We love you so much and are absolutely positive that you're coming out of this stronger than ever. We are all right here and aren't going anywhere. Just keep up the fight. I love you. Abby


bulletHey Ben!
I am one of Lindsay's Good friends and she told me about your accident. It sounds like you have been through alot in the past while. Well I just wanted to wish you luck and never ever let anything put you down, Keep on fighting cause you will make it! Get Well Soon!!!  Felicia


bulletDear Ben, I wanted to be a secret service agent to. When you get better can you teach me everything you know about it.  We could be partners!! Well I can't wait till you get out of that hospital and on a dance floor with me and Lindsay. We need to finish teaching you how to POLKA!!! Well I love you! KEEP FIGHTING.  You are inspiring many people. LOVE ALWAYS. Lauren


bulletHi Doris & Scott,
We are very sorry about what happen to Ben. If anything we can do to help over here please let us know. Sorry we are not be able to help much. We will continue to pray for you and everyone. Hope to see all of you soon. Love, Wan and family.


bulletDear Ben,
Of all of Matthew's friends you have and are one of my favorites.  I never worried about Matthew when he was with you.  I knew you could tame any of his wild moods.   You are in my prayers constantly.  I know God will help you through this time.   Love,  Mary Ellen Curry


Hi my name is Matt & i work with your sister Amy, there are very few words someone can say to you in your situation except for "Good Luck". With family and friends and the faith you will be able to get through this passage in your life and go onto the next round. I know that if there was any one who you could choose as a supporter in your corner you would find no one as good as Amy. I hope you get well and you & your family will be in my thoughts and prayer's, Matt Stott


bulletBen, I work with your wonderful sister, Amy and am praying for your recovery. I remain hopeful that you will recovered because I know that there is a God in Heaven that is full of love and watching.. I pray that He will give the doctors and therapist the wisdom to bring you back home. May God bless you. Regards, Gil Gray

bulletI just wanted to e-mail Ben and let him know that I was thinking of him. He sure is a strong young man. I will pray for him that God will continue to give him strength, courage and that Ben will continue to fight. I sure wish I could make things better for Ben. God will answer all of our prayers. It just might take longer than we planned:-)  God loves us all, Amy Schuler


bulletHey Ben:  Just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you and love you very much. I hope you start to feel better soon. I am hoping you may want to hang out on the River Walk with us next summer. Thinking of you daily, Brandi


bulletBen:  The roller coaster you are on makes the Texas Giant look like a kiddie ride.  It makes ROTC Boot Camp loom like a playground for 3 year olds.  You have an incredibly difficult yet very important job...finish the ride.  Focus on the fight and take each day and each obstacle as a test that you will overcome.  Win the fight.  There are more people than you can possibly know who are praying for you and cheering you on.   Love, Uncle Chuck and Aunt Diana.


bulletBen, It's Stepho who works with Amy. I get an update on your condition almost everyday from Amy and I just wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hang in there and keep fighting. God Bless and Love, Stepho

Hi Ben, Bruce and I are Lee and Susan Burns parents in Georgia.  They told us about your accident and since then we have been praying for you.  We also have our church (NewLife Church in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA) praying for you.  We have an awesome God who loves us so very much.  And you must be a very special person for God to allow this suffering to come to you.  He wants you to trust Him every minute of every day for everything you need.  He can and will meet our every need.  He loves us so much, he gave his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. If we accept Jesus by faith and ask Him to be the master of our lives, we will become his children and spend eternity with him in heaven. This makes every pain and suffering worthwhile.
From the emails you have received, sounds like you and your family are great people.  I'm sure all the wishes and prayers for you all will not go unanswered.
Love and Prayers,
Marilyn and Bruce Johnson

bulletHey Ben, Its your cousin Lindsay! I remember the fun we had at my sister Brandi's wedding.  At the rehearsal dinner I played my Austin Powers CD and every time I looked at you, you were playing the air guitar... I figure I must have met my A. Powers buddy, because I thought I was the only one that liked Austin Powers cuz no one else seemed to like it as much as me so when you finally get out of that hospital lets get together and watch Austin Powers 1 and 2...Deal??!!!! Just so you know, I think of you constantly and if anyone can survive this its gonna be YOU!!!!  Well I'll see ya soon and I LUV YOU MUCHOS GRANDE!!!! Keep fighting!!!   Love, Lindsay


bulletBen, My husband Lavon works with your Aunt Jean. I have never met you but you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Your faith and strength are an inspiration to me and I just wanted to let you know. Keep working on getting better and I will check back with you soon.      Kelly Jeffers


Ben,  I realize that I can not possibly know the full range of emotions and pain you are suffering, however I know that you have the inner strength to pull through this terrible situation.  When I was 22, and a Sergeant E5, I broke my neck in a tank accident, I was partially paralyzed and not expected to ever command a tank or even regain the use of my right arm.  Bunk !!! I not only fought through two lengthy surgeries but came back in as an Airborne / Special Forces Infantryman.   A lot of the recovery process is in the mind.
 I am not a real outwardly religious person, but my prayers are with you and for a speedy recovery. 
The impact that you made on this Corps of Cadets in such a relatively short time speaks volumes about your inner character.  Hang tough and don't let this beat you, this is the biggest battle that you'll ever have to fight. I know you can do it !  For what it's worth, if you ever want to talk or if I can possibly be of any assistance just give me a holler !
Good Luck & God Bless
Charlie E. Lenk
A/PMS University of Houston


bulletHi, Ben!  We've never met but I've known your Aunt Jean Johnston for many years and she has told me about you.  I just want you to know that I am praying for your recovery and I know that you will get better and stronger.  Never lose faith in life, God, or yourself.  Know that I and my family will be praying and thinking of you in the weeks to come.    Suelyn Hollingsworth


bulletBen,  I want you to know and always remember that all of us, at the University ROTC Department and our families, have you and your family in our prayers. You are an incredible young man. Your fighting spirit and your will to overcome hardships are the true measures of who you are. Never surrender....never. I am proud of you, I am in awe of your strength. You represent a warrior's spirit and I will always expect nothing less. In my heart of hearts, I know that you will triumph and that God's grace and His Holy Spirit travel with you. You are never alone!!          CPT(P) Paul Gass Rangers Lead the Way!


bulletBen: I know from personal experience that Faith and Prayers can get us through anything and the Lord will not give us more than we can handle. I know right now you wonder if this is true but with a fighting spirit you will endure. I know you can feel all the prayer that people are lifting up for you and the Holy Spirit is very near watching everything. "T"


bulletTo Ben, Scott, Doris & Amy, Our hearts go out to you all. You are in our prayers. If there is anything at all that we can do for you, please let us know. I have never met a nicer young man Ben. Keep fighting! Just remember that you are never alone---we are thinking of you. Carlos & Susan Mediano, Chez, Santiago, & Victor.


bulletHey Ben!!~~~ I am your cousin Lauren's best friend and I have gotten to know you through your ride on the roller coaster of recovery. I don't know if you ever had a moment of silence when you were in high school but we do every day during first period and you have become part of my prayer that I say every morning. I lit a candle for you when I went to church and then Lauren and I lit another one for you again. I am praying very hard for you and from what I hear you are quite strong so I am expecting to get to meet the great Ben Jones in person. Get better soon. Love, Jillian Tinsley


bulletHi Ben:  You don't know me, but my name is Sara and I've known your cousin Brandi just about  forever. (Way back in the days of pigtails and slumber parties!) Even then, she always had a strong relationship with, and love for her family. It pains me to know that you are going through this ordeal and I hope your recovery is quick! You and your family are in my thoughts. Sara


Ben,  My family heard about you through my uncle's bible study, and we want you to know we are praying for you.  Fight-fight-fight!  Don't give up on your dreams or on God.  Family from Iowa.


bulletBen,  I'm so sorry you are having to go through this very difficult time. God never gives us anything that we can't handle, and I know you will pull through this a much stronger person. Hang in there, Ben. You will be up and around before you know it. Your family and friends need you. We love you very much. Beth, John, Carrie and John Luis Reyna


Ben:  As I prepared for the upcoming fall semester, I was very excited about the great young students I would have in my class.  You are the best of the pack.  As you know, I am not known as the cadre member at the University of Houston to "spread sugar" down the halls in order to make you future leaders feel good.  Since the semester is about to commence and you will not be able to attend my first class, I want you to know what you would have eventually found out.  You are a role model for your peers and your positive attitude and determination should be emulated by all that know you.  I was proud to tell my fellow officers at Fort Knox that you were one of my cadets.  This semester, I will leave the front left desk open for you...the place of honor.  May God bless you and you family.
Captain Allen Whitfield
Asst. Professor of Military Science
University of Houston


bulletHi Ben!! It's Jenna from finite math at Wharton. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and praying for you. Keep fighting!! I know you will pull through with flying colors. God will give you strength and healing. Love ya, Jenna Gerke


Big Ben, I can't be there with you, Doris, Scott, and Amy.  Instead I will be "doing" from Rosenberg everything I can to support you and your family.  The site of your accident is my home town, and I have collected newspaper articles locally.  Little Duke (your Mom's LATEST puppy) is being fostered by my Missy and Nasty.  Flyers have gone everywhere for a blood drive Aug. 21, and for financial donations and prayer lists.  All four of the local fire departments and 12 churches were contacted, and all the local branches of Bank of America and Wells Fargo.  All else I can do is hold out my hands and let you know that God and I love you, and that your future is in the hands of the greatest master of all.  I will not question his decisions, and will send my support to all of you every day, all day....Your mama's friend Evonne Alford 


bulletBen, We are praying for you and hope to see you soon. Keep fighting and don't give up.   All Our Love, Sandy McGee, Alice, Lisa, Sherry, Melissa, Mary, Bud, Michael, Rob, Albert, Jill, Summer, Oscar, Elizabeth, Kristen, Lindsey, Celerina, "THE SANDY MCGEE'S GANG"


bulletBen, Our thoughts and prayers are for you. God be with you now and always.  Sincerely, Jennifer and family


bulletDear Ben, Scott, Doris and Amy:  We just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Ben is a strong and determined young man that he will take one day at a time to over come the obstacles that stand before him.  Please know that we are there to help in anyway we can.  Keep a positive attitude.  We love you all, Gary, Sue, Brian, Kristen and Michael.


bulletHi Ben:  Like many who have sent you mail, you don't know me.. my name is Amanda and I heard about you in an online group.  Any way, we have prayer requests and you were sent out on a prayer request.  I went to your site that I believe your uncle has done for you.. what a tremendous tribute this site is to you, and also to your family.  I have added you to my personal prayer list and I will be praying for you everyday.  As you will come to realize more than ever, you are never alone.  God is always with you and bearing your pain also, as well as your triumphs...God bless you!  March on young soldier... you will get there... and to your family... what a testimony you all are of strength. God bless each of you... Amanda Lindale, Texas
Dear Ben, You and your family are in our prayers.  Keep fighting.  God will help you.  Love, Mary Ellen Curry


bulletMy Dear Ben:  I know I wrote you something earlier.. but today I have an overwhelming need to tell you how very much I love you and how much you mean to our whole family.  If sheer will could bring you through this then you'd be up and walking out of that hospital today!!  You have to keep on and on, Ben.... you have to because we are all so selfish and want you well and home so badly...We have a huge celebration planned for when you do come home...And it's a party we can't wait to have!!!!  Godspeed, Ben   Aunt Jean


bulletDear Ben, You don't know me and I don't know you, but I am praying for you. Our Church, Calvary Baptist, Rosenberg is praying for you also. We serve an awesome God. May He be near to you and strengthen you during these days. We pray for complete healing for you. Love you in the Lord, Larry Howie


bulletDear Ben, While, we have never met, please know that my family here in Michigan is praying for your recovery.  You are a very remarkable young man who has many people who love you and are there for you.  Our prayers our with you.  The Sietsemas
bulletHey Ben: You probably don't remember me, but that's OK. I've meet you like once.  My name is Kacey, I'm best friends with your cousin Shannon. I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you and praying for you and your family everyday. Keep strong faith and don't ever give up. Your family loves you and need you very much. GOD loves you too. Be strong and keep up the good fight.  KACEY 


bulletDear Ben; Hey sweetie this is Shannon! May the dear Lord be with you! I hope you recover soon and go home. I miss you so much . I will be there in about a week to be near you! I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VERY MUCH!!!!! Please know that! I love you! Shannon


bulletOf all the cadets in the program Ben was the one I looked forward to watch and grow. He is an outstanding committed individual. I know he probably still has the Army Values card and tag I gave him.  I'll even bet the card is in his wallet. I'll pray for you and you can read this in a bit.    Cadet Johnson


bulletBen - You are in my thoughts. Don't let life beat you down; it sounds like you're a fighter and you'll be the triumphant one!!! :-) Good luck! Brandy...Be the change you want to see in the world.


bulletBen Hey there this is Sherry Whites daughter!!! The Sherry that you use to work with. I'm sorry about what happened but what ever you do don't give up you are a good looking man and don't give up on what you have. I see from this message page that lots of people love and care for you. Don't let anything stop you. I'm praying for you!!! luv always Sherry Whites daughter Tori

bulletBen: To say you are special and much loved is an understatement are an inspiration, a miracle! Your zest for life is seen in your response and yieldness to the thousands of prayers that are storming heaven for your healing...God has a great work ahead for you....our prayers will not cease till you are back home in the loving arms of your parents. "Glory be to God whose power working in you can do infinitely more than you could ever hope for or even imagine". Eph4:20. God's promise , our prayer! Share our Faith Prayer Group (Bunny) Recruiter for Chuck Jones


I know I am not a relative to Ben but I am a good friend of his cousin Lindsay  
and I have heard all the news about him. I'm very sorry about what happened, 
Ben and I wish I could do more than just send you a card but this card is filled  
with tons of love and encouragement. Don't ever give up Ben I know you can  
still accomplish your goals if you keep trying. anything can come true if you
believe in it. you have got to believe and you have got to hold on. I believe in you Ben and so does your family.  Keep fighting Ben. Love Lindsey Slaton


Hi Ben!  My name is Connie.  A gal named Beth Reyna asked for prayer for you online on Sci.Med.Transcription.  There were many people who were touched by your story and responded to the newsgroup.  We are all praying for you . . . "Heavenly Father, Please be with Ben and his family during this very difficult time.  Please ease his pain and help him to recover as quickly as possible.  Help them all to look to You for strength through this crisis and to trust in You.  Thank you for Your love for Ben and for all of us.  In Christ's name, Amen."


Ben! You certainly must be a very special young man to be loved by so many!  God bless you in this very trying time and may you feel His strength course through your body as it heals your wounds! Keep your faith strong and I know things will be just fine for you! Sincerely, Lynne Luckett  Silex, Missouri


bulletBen, I pray for you everyday.  God Bless.  Annie


bulletDearest Ben,  It is quite evident that God has a higher purpose for you to fulfill; He is giving you the strength and courage to fight off all these things attacking your body! Always remember His love and grace! He has brought thousands of Prayer Warriors to surround you and your family, praying for His eternal healing energy to fill you from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, to bring you healing and peace! We are also praying for discernment among your entire family, friends and all your caretakers...that only the best is used in your treatments! Hang in there Ben...remember God is not done with you, or you would not still be here!!!     **hugs**  Donna    (IL)


bulletHey Ben: I know that you don't know me, but I am one of Lauren's friends. I feel really bad and I want to put my faith in you. I can tell you are a good person and that you didn't deserve this.  I mean people always say "everything happens for a reason" so maybe there was a really good reason...I pray for you at nights to get better... and I am hoping that He hears my prayers.. I really want you to get better.. but I know that everything will would out just fine.. And if you ever get discouraged.. just take a look around.. because as you can tell there a about a billion and one people who care about you! And I make that a billion and two! Remember to smile and never give up! God bless. Your friend Daphanie


bulletBen, I'm thinking about you and wishing you a speedy recovery. When you are ready to connect with other burn survivors, you will find a lot of supportive and caring people through the Phoenix Society and Burn Survivors Online. I can see that you have wonderful family and friends. That makes a big difference! Kathy Edwards (author of "How to Help" article).


bulletMy name is Kevin Barrett. I am married to Rosie Theobald Barrett (Dette Theobald's younger sister) from Vicksburg, MS. I started my nursing career at the Burn Center at UNC Chapel Hill, NC. I worked with one of the best burn surgeon/human beings I've ever known. He moved to Texas to work at Brooke. His name is Chris Lentz. He was a major in the Army last time I heard. Hope things are going well for you. It sounds as if you've been through a lot. I know it seems like you'll never reach the end of all the surgeries, therapy, medications, etc., etc.. I know first hand that this process is unbelievably depressing and overwhelming.  But you can do it!! I worked with some very badly injured children and adults who came through things you would not believe, to become true inspirations to all of us. You can do it too!! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please tell Dr Lentz (if you know him) that Kevin Barrett says he is still considered a red-headed step child in Chapel Hill....and that Kevin misses him a lot and says Hi. Rosie is the one who told me about you and she has tried to write also. Kevin


bulletDear Ben:  Like many others, you don't know me very well. I had the pleasure of meeting you at Pat and Brandi's wedding. I know that there are no words to make your struggle easier - but the love, prayers, and support of your family and friends will. ( Rest assured that you have them!) When you recover and walk back out into the world, some things will be brand new to you. But the wisdom, strength, and courage in your heart will illuminate you with a glow from within that will draw people to you - it has already begun to do so! And just as they are now, your loved ones will be there to help you through the tough times. I pray for your strong recovery. God Speed - Amanda Marusak


bulletJones, I have been praying that the Lord would watch over you and keep you. He has answered my prayers as well as many other people's prayers. I wish you the very best in your endeavors and I will continue to pray that God will nurse you back to health. Cadet Sampson 4th Platoon Mad Dogs


bulletDear Ben, When I heard that an accident had involved cadets from our company, I was scared. When I heard that it was someone I knew, you, my heart got heavy. Ever since Nora told me about you, I've been praying for you, your family, as well as the other victims and families. You were tough at camp, and I have faith that you will pull through just fine. And I know that you will succeed in life. Besides being hard-working, you were also a pleasant person to be around at camp. Being in a different platoon I didn't get much of a chance to talk to you. Mostly during the practice for the CCTT. When you are feeling better, get my e-mail address from Segura and let me know how you are. Remember, the Drill Sergeants showed us that we are stronger than we think. So stay motivated. Naomi Falby, 1st Platoon Warlords


Ben,  All our prayers and love go out to you and your family.  Ben was an excellent employee at Adventure Bay Water Park.  He was the employee of the year in 1999.  Always was and always will be a fighter.  Best of luck to you and your family.  Ben Huss and the Adventure Bay Staff
bulletBen, I've just heard about the accident and I am so sorry for what you and your family are going through. Doris, you've always been a hell of a fighter and I know that you will stay strong for Ben, Amy and Scott. Remember to take care of yourself, too. I am thinking about you every day. Love, Nita Johnston


bulletMy prayers are with you and your family. Trust that your strength and perseverance comes from God, and the love of your family and close friends. In the time of need, those around you will be your support. Don't hesitate to gain strength from those who love and believe in you the most. I am here to help you and your family through this crisis. My prayers are with you always, Dr. Diana Collins.


bulletDear Ben, I have known you from a distance all your life. You and I celebrate the same birthday, June 25! Your Aunt Jean is my best friend and has been keeping me posted regarding your recovery since the accident. You should know that you are a much loved young man, Ben. I pray for you daily and also for your mom, dad, and Amy. Keep fighting and God bless. Love and prayers, Alice, Mike, Courtney, and Holly Jones


bulletHey Jones! It's Uy. Just wanted to let you know that we're all hoping for the best. I'm praying for you. We're really missing you at Ranger Challenge and intramural sports. Get well soon. Uy


bulletHi, I am Megan Christenson. I work at the hospital with Brandi. She gives us updates everyday and tells us how strong you are! I just want to encourage you to hang on. God has a plan and I know that you are a very special person in His eyes. No one knows what the purpose of our lives are, but I am convinced that you have an important one. God will give you, your family, and your friends the strength to get through this trying time. Have faith. You are in my thoughts. Megan


bulletBen: Jesus saves and Heals and I am praying for a full recovery for you. I've thought of you many times since I heard of your accident, and have been praying for you and I believe you are going to be healed. May God strengthen you and your family day by day, and may his saving Grace be yours.                 Harvey L. Jones


bulletBen, You don't know me, but I am Abby's best friend. Although we haven't met, I know your whole family and feel I am much a part of it. All I can offer is my prayers and support. I know that you have the will to continue fighting. You are a strong Christian. I want you to remember a passage from the bible. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Your family loves you so much. Keep the faith and keep on being strong. Your family and friends are behind you 100% and can't wait until they can take you home.  Fight for yourself, your family, and your friends. There is much more life for you to experience. I know you will pull through. You are a very special man, and have touched the lives of many. I will continue to pray and follow up on your progress. Remember to put your trust in God, for he is almighty. Keep fighting!!!! May God bless you and your family.  Audra Ward


bulletDear Ben: We just heard about your accident last week. We were very glad to find out about your web sight because we were anxious to hear how you are doing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. As well, as wisdom for your doctors that they can help in your healing and progress. We miss you and look forward to positive news from your physicians and family. We hope that soon you might be moved closer to us, and we can visit you. Love, Claudia, Sammy, Edward, Josh, Derrick and the whole Crown Liquor Gang.


My dear sweet Ben, just to let you know how much you are loved and cared about.  You are in our thoughts and prayers always.  Our church in Wharton and also in Sheridan have had you in their prayers since your accident.  You HANG TUFF FOR YOU FIRST, AND THEN EVERYBODY ELSE.  We love you bunches,
Reggie, Bonita. and Amanda Pope


Hi Ben, This is Neal Ong from 7 Crown Liquor in Rosenberg.  I have kept a close look at your recovery from your website on the internet.  And there is a lot I wanted to say, but I'm pretty sure you have read all of it already through so many get well cards and letters. So I wanted you to know that my family and I are praying for you, and hoping that you will get well soon.  I'll certainly call you whenever you are well enough to talk.  God bless you and your family. Stay in touch. Neal Ong
bulletBen, You have overcome a lot of obstacles in your life so far and I have no doubt you will also overcome this.  God has a plan for you.  We continue to pray for your recovery every day.  Even though I can't be there with you all the time, you are in my thoughts constantly.  Hang tough big guy! Lots of love and prayers, Uncle Ronnie


bulletHey Jones-- It's Ewers from basic camp. I don't know if I can say anything that would bring you more comfort than having such a loving and supportive family. I just want you to know that I'm thinking about you and praying for you. Take it to God. He'll handle it. I know you're a fighter, and that you can overcome these troubles. Remember, though, that you don't have to do it alone. You've got all of us, all over the country pulling for you. Don't ever give up. You can do it. Jordon Ewers 4th PLT, Mad Dogs



bulletHey Ben - I bet your getting pretty tired of fighting so hard. But the more battles you win the closer you get to winning this rather large war that has been put before you.  And your a soldier anyway.  So be all you can be because this will be the biggest fight of your life.  And since we know you can do this you can do ANYTHING.  You are the greatest, toughest cousin anyone could ever have and We love you so much.  Don't give up.  I love you and will see you soon. Love Lauren


bulletBen, I just want you to know that you are not alone in this. God has blessed you with a wonderful family, friends and loved ones that are praying for you every day. You mean a lot to all of us. I want to thank you for helping me and everyone else at camp. You are a fighter, and you know that all of us are praying for you. A lot of MAD DOG love, Marya F. Arias 4th Platoon...Mad Dogs


bulletThe fact that you love, the fact that you care. This is what makes you human with a will to live. This is a gift god decided to give. So I hope you live a long happy life, I hope you fall in love, get married, have a wife, someone who will be with you the rest of your life, I hope that she loves you, I hope that she cares. Lindsey Horner P.S. Get well Ben, I know there are people who love you.


bulletHi Ben, You don't know me, but I grew up with and went to school with your dad and I know your mother as well. They are both very special and loving people and I know that you are as well. I live in Falls Church, VA just outside of Washington, DC, and I want you to know that I had a special Novena said for you and for your family at St. James Parish. The Blessed Mother is watching over you even as I write this note to you, and she loves you so very much. You will overcome this burden and return to your family and loved ones soon, because of all of the love that surrounds you. When I was a young boy, I was critically injured in a shooting incident. I was brought back and given another chance in life because there were things I needed to do and people I needed to have the chance to help. I know in my heart the same is being done for you now. There is much left for you to do Ben, and we need you. Your friend in spirit, Paul Tuccio, St. Aloysius Class of '72