Many have been shocked to be taught in regards to the passing of Ben Watkins, a preferred contestant on the Fox present MasterChef Junior. He died at 14 years outdated after a bout with most cancers. Now it’s being reported that well-known chef Gordan Ramsey donated $50,000 to assist Watkins together with his therapies.
Based on Variety, Gordon Ramsay, who was a decide on MasterChef Junior, donated $50,000 again in August to help with therapies for angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma, which when a tender tissue tumor happens and builds. It solely occurs amongst a small variety of youngsters and younger adults.
Ramsay’s donation has not gone public till now.
Watkins competed on season six of MasterChef Junior, which aired from March to Might of 2018. At solely 10 years outdated, he reached the highest 6.
Throughout that very same time, he despatched a video message to Watkins, saying, “In case you can beat me within the ‘MasterChef Junior’ kitchen, belief me, you’ll be able to beat this. God bless, and many love, buddy.”
On Monday, Ben’s uncle Anthony Edwards and grandmother Donna Edwards issued a joint assertion over their loss.
“After shedding each his mother and father in September 2017, now we have marveled at Ben’s energy, braveness and love for all times,” the assertion, which was shared on a GoFundMe page, reads.
“He by no means, ever complained. Ben was and can at all times be the strongest individual we all know.”
As of Tuesday evening, the crowdfunding marketing campaign has raised $206,000 of its $300,000 purpose.
Days prior his thirteenth birthday in 2019, Ben was recognized with Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma.
“When Ben’s uncommon sickness was shared with the world, he was so heartened by the outpouring of affection he obtained from each nook of the globe — particularly right here in his hometown of Gary, Indiana,” the assertion continued.
“We can not thank this neighborhood sufficient for holding out household up in prayer and for all that you’ve got executed.”
The assertion concluded, “Ben suffered greater than his share in his fourteen years on this Earth however we take solace in that his struggling is lastly over and in that, ultimately, Ben knew he was beloved by so many.”
Ben was being handled on the Lurie Youngsters’s Hospital of Chicago. Edwards advised the Tribune a golf-ball sized tumor grew right into a grapefruit-sized mass in his nephew’s neck. He had additionally been present process chemotherapy for tumors on his lungs, backbone and shoulder.
He handed away on Monday, November 16. Tragically, his dying comes three years after each his mother and father have been killed in a home violence incident.