As many of our business friends and clients know, our son, Ben Helling, died December 9 after a devastating three-month illness. Our family has struggled with the emotions of losing a 34-year- old son and brother, even more so because of Ben’s own struggles over the past few years.
Thanks to everyone who held (and hold) Ben and our family in your thoughts and prayers. It means the world to us.
Ben’s doctor (and close friend of our family), Kevin Merigian, MD, of The Stone Institute in the Memphis area, wrote a blog post about Ben that is very much worth reading. It includes commentary on courage, death, dying, the paths we choose and on the state of the health care system. I highly recommend reading it. Here’s the link.