Ben Hersh Is Making The Very Best Of His Life!
Ben Hersh is truly an amazing man! I think people with a disability like Ben would be better off referred to as, “Differently-abled.” I am sure if you would ask them yourself.
I have been a caregiver for over six years for a great guy who’s name is Ben Hersh, Ben has Cerebral Palsy, and in my judgment of real character, Ben Hersh is a true champion. Ben is a fantastic guy with an excellent outlook on life and has a super great sense of humor! Ben has become a real good friend of mine, and I am a good friend of his while also being his caregiver! Without a doubt, Ben Hersh is “Differently-abled.”
The world judges ability by how many points a man can score in an NBA basketball game, or how many touchdowns a man can make in an NFL football game. But real ability ought to be measured in one’s heart, not in their stats. Ben Hersh does not have big impressive stats, but he has the heart of what I call a great man!
If you have a disability that you are dealing with, take an example from Ben Hersh, and determine what you can do it, and do it well, and what you can not do, do not worry about it. That has been Ben’s motto for as long as I have known him. God created us all “Differently-abled” to some degree or another! If you want to learn about a few particular people who learned to overcome a disability that they learned to live with, then read on!
Being Ben’s caregiver for over six years. The scripture that I think of when I think of Ben is Matthew 22:37-39 because Ben and I have talked about if by chance that our roles in life were changed, and he was my caregiver, that Ben always told me that he would take care of me like I take care of him. I know he means it because I know Ben very well. ~ Bill Greguska
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Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
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I have personally known Ben since 2011 as both a friend and his personal caregiver, and he has overcome his disability.
Ben has an excellent sense of humor and a great outlook on life. He is a thinking man, and he has a lot of ambition to attempt more than most people I know would attempt. Ben loves his family a great deal and I would consider family to be one of his highest priorities in life! Here is a video of his sister Clara’s wedding with Ethan that Ben was so proud to attend.
Sure, there are some things Ben can not do for himself, but that is where God comes into the picture by providing wonderful, loving parents, Herman and Jolie Hersh, brother Murray, two sisters – Clara and Sylvia – and dedicated caregivers and friends.
Ben (like many of us) loves watching comedy videos, spending time with family, shopping for comedy videos at Goodwill, surfing the Internet, helping others, and enjoying a good meal with family or a friend. One of Ben’s favorite things to say is, “Are you a thinking man?” For Ben, the answer is yes, he is a thinking man, a very intelligent caring man if I must say myself!
Looking at Ben and his life, you can see why I titled this story, “Being disabled has NOT stopped Ben Hersh from living a good, productive life.” With support, encouragement, and God, Ben Hersh has victory over Cerebral Palsy and has learned to deal with a disability that Ben never asked for yet God has been faithful to this man who I call my friend! ~ Bill Greguska
I can not help but refer people like Ben Hersh and all people with disabilities as “Differently-abled” because each person has been truly blessed with so many other wonderful qualities!
Ben Hersh has Cerebral Palsy, but that is NOT stopping him from living a good, productive life, as he learned to live with a disability he did not ask for. Ben and his family have a strong faith in God which has helped them through some difficult times in their lives. Ben’s dad Herman, has a strong faith and is very
Knowledgeable about the Bible, and he and his family live it out, by the way, they live their lives daily.
Ben has created greeting cards on his computer since 2009. He sells his cards at both St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Jewish home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ben’s parents, Jolie, and Herman have encouraged him, both in his life and with his card business. As long as I have known and worked with Ben, I have realized that Ben is obviously impaired yet hopeful! I would consider Ben disabled no more because of all Ben can do very, very much despite his disability. Philippians 4:8-9
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Ben Hersh’s story also includes that he donates cards to the inmates in Milwaukee County jail. Besides making greeting cards, Ben has delivered mail at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Jewish home for more than seven years. Now, he’s providing the Milwaukee Journal, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal at St. Luke’s hospital since May 8, 2014.
Ben’s parents encouraged Ben to be productive and stay active; otherwise, he would not have seen and done as much as he has in his life that Ben already has done!
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Even though Ben has had Cerebral Palsy since birth, he sure makes his mark in his community. Back in 2009, his mother had the idea of keeping Ben productive and creative at the same time, which has been a great thing for both him and the others that he serves so faithfully!
Ben is now is 29 years old and was born with Cerebral Palsy. He can not walk or talk, but he has a personal Dynovox computer that enables him to communicate with a hand-held probe. Ben has learned to make the most of what he has which has given him the ability to have a good life with the help of his devoted parents, dedicated caregivers, plus Independence First and IRIS programs to help meet some of his basic needs. John 9:1-3
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He began delivering mail and newspaper as a volunteer at both St. Joseph’s and St. Luke’s Hospital, and the Jewish home care center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Ben has used his abilities, with encouragement from his mother, father, and others, to start creating greeting cards that he both sells and gives away. Ben said, “I like to help people get their mail, and I like to make them happy.”
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I use my Dynovox talking machine to talk with others about how I feel and what I am thinking about. I have a good life and I love my family and my family loves me! ~ Ben Hersh
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