BENJAMIN

BENJAMIN

Benjamin began experiencing pain and limping when he was a toddler. His physicians sent him for tests but did not know how to diagnose him He was finally sent to Duke Children’s, where he was diagnosed with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO), a rare condition where the body attacks its own bone marrow, resulting in painful lesions.

Now, Benjamin, who is 14, is a high schooler and, thanks to the care he receives at Duke, is an active teen: a budding scientist, a caretaker for his pet chickens, and someone who loves to give back to Duke and his community with his best friend, his sister Colette.