Ben, Lauren and Luca need our help. This beautiful families lives were turned upside down on the 1st September 2018 when Ben suffered a cardiac arrest at home.
Lauren and Luca are everything to Ben and Ben’s one wish is to see his 18th month old son grow up.
Ben is now on the Heart Transplant List and what also comes with that is a lot of financial strain.
Ben has been in hospital for 3 of the last 6 months. The accommodation costs for Lauren and Luca to visit haven't been cheap, coupled with the lost income for both of them.
If he is lucky enough to receive a donor heart, Ben will be in hospital for at least 10-14 days. Post-surgery, the biggest dangers are potential rejection of the new heart and infection. Ben will need his family with him.
For 3 months after he leaves hospital, Ben and a full-time carer are required to reside in Sydney to attend ongoing medical appointments, tests, counselling, physio, gym, nutrition sessions etc at St Vincent’s several days per week. Lauren works part-time but she and Luca will need to visit on her days off. So including the operation, we envisage needing to rent an apartment for around 4 months.
We have known this family for many years and so as well as donating personally to the Go Fund Me account we are also going to try and raise as much money as we can through our business. So we are going to donate 30% of all sales (Online and at our Market stalls) from Monday 25th March to 7th April.
Donations can also be made directly to them at