Ben Perkins-Link

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  • Age: 19
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Skyline High, Valley High

Ben,at 17, was driving through the intersection when 4 16 year olds heckling elderly folks on the sidewalk turned – hit Ben who was lifeflighted to the hospital. He lost 1/3rd of his RT brain and RT eye and had over 11 surgeries. His friends didn't know how to cope with him…he was the leader of a great group of guys but due to the accident he had no one to be with and was brutally murdered by an aquaintance he'd know less than a month. The car accident left him in a coma and in the hospital for a month. Because of the car wreck, Ben's behaviors changed due to the brain damage, self-conscience about his looks, and loss of his friends. I think of him many times a day and miss my only son so very much. He is survived by one older sister, and his father who divorced me after his death. I feel like l've lost my family. Ben was bballben#33 his favorite number and basketball jersey number. He loved kids, volunteered in the Special Kids Unit and they all would stop and hug him as his friends were too embarrassed to be seen with Downes Syndrome kids. Ben was happy, smiling, and achieved a grand slam homerun!!! Also on the high school golf team, played soccer, and they wanted him to be on the track team – just too early in the am for him. We were best friends – not just mother/son relationship. His haven was Laguna Beach, CA where I'd take him and his girlfriend. You are my hero, Ben, and I carry your heart with me forever. Mom

Laura Leland

January 19, 2013

Paul Denehy

January 12, 2013

monte wolf..so sorry

October 27, 2012

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September 2, 2012

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August 9, 2012
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Laura Leland

January 19, 2013

Paul Denehy

January 12, 2013

monte wolf..so sorry

October 27, 2012

Layton Hathaway's Sister

September 2, 2012

MOM OF LAYTON HATHAWAY

August 9, 2012