At the age of 19, just after his freshman year of college at SUNY Albany, Ben was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. This is a disease that normally strikes people between the ages of 40-70, but Ben's case is very rare. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which effects a person's muscles. Over time you begin to lose the ability to do simple daily activities. Since it's a progressive disease there comes a stage when a person becomes paralyzed. Ben, his family, and friends have not given up hope; their faith is strong. There is a new treatment that will be available in the U.S starting August 1st that Ben is eligible to recieve, but the cost for this treatment alone is over $100,000. Please consider a shirt purchase or donation to his online fundraiser.