At age seven Benjamin’s parents took him to the doctor for what they thought was an ear infection, but additional tests revealed he had T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. His cancer treatment began with nine months of intense chemotherapy via IV and weekly clinics to monitor his cell count. In September 2016, he moved to a “maintenance” phase, which includes daily chemotherapy pills, weekly antibiotics, and monthly clinic visits for IV chemotherapy. Since then, he’s gained weight, his hair has grown back, and he’s happily rejoined his classmates at school.