Ben Watkins Received Donation From Gordon Ramsay
Written by BET on November 20, 2020
Many had been shocked to study concerning the passing of Ben Watkins, a well-liked contestant on the Fox present MasterChef Junior. He died at 14 years previous 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 remedies.
In response to Variety, Gordon Ramsay, who was a decide on MasterChef Junior, donated $50,000 again in August to help with remedies for angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma, which when a gentle 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 previous, he reached the highest 6.
Throughout that very same time, he despatched a video message to Watkins, saying, “If you happen to can beat me within the ‘MasterChef Junior’ kitchen, belief me, you may beat this. God bless, and plenty of love, buddy.”
On Monday, Ben’s uncle Anthony Edwards and grandmother Donna Edwards issued a joint assertion over their loss.
“After dropping each his mother and father in September 2017, we’ve marveled at Ben’s power, 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 particular person we all know.”
As of Tuesday evening, the crowdfunding marketing campaign has raised $206,000 of its $300,000 aim.
Days prior his 13th 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 acquired from each nook of the globe — particularly right here in his hometown of Gary, Indiana,” the assertion continued.
“We can’t thank this neighborhood sufficient for holding out household up in prayer and for all that you’ve got performed.”
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 Kids’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 demise comes three years after each his mother and father had been killed in a home violence incident.