Many have been shocked to be taught in regards to the passing of Ben Watkins, a well-liked 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 He died at 14 years outdated after a bout with most cancers.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 along with his therapies.
In keeping with 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 mushy tissue tumor happens and builds. It solely occurs amongst a small variety of kids 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 Could 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 At solely 10 years outdated, he reached the highest 6.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, “For those who can beat me within the ‘MasterChef Junior’ kitchen, belief me, you possibly can 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 dropping each his dad and mom in September 2017, we have now 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 all the time be the strongest particular person we all know.”
As of Tuesday night time, 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 group sufficient for holding out household up in prayer and for all that you have accomplished.”
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 cherished by so many.”
Ben was being handled on the Lurie Youngsters’s Hospital of Chicago. Edwards informed 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 loss of life comes three years after each his dad and mom have been killed in a home violence incident.