Benjamin McDermott of Warwick has this way of winning people over. All of 8 years old, Benjamin is funny, positive and welcoming, despite living with type 2 spinal muscular atrophy.
EGHS sophomore Kate DePetro made a video to help Benjamin and his family raise money for a van to better help him get around. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JeUZvlIXwg.
And EG’s Robin Homonoff (Reading with Robin) has become “Auntie Robin” to the McDermott family. She has organized a Summer Reading with Robin fundraiser, featuring several authors. Buy a ticket here.
You can donate directly to Benjamin’s van fund here: http://www.gofundme.com/bwumj4