One of Ben Dixon's favorite places was Snack Attack Speciality Sandwiches and Brews, where he fell in love with the sandwiches after he had some at the pool one day.
Now, the Fort Collins sandwich shop is running a fundraiser to help provide sandwiches for the 11-year-old's celebration of life.
According to his mom, Amy Dixon, "Ben loved sandwiches."
Although Ben loves the sandwiches from Snack Attack, he has been unable to eat one for months because in 2019 he began a battle against a type of cancer, Ewing sarcoma.
The Fort Collins community is coming together now because a few weeks ago Ben lost the battle against cancer.
Amy stated, “He handled it better than we did, I think. He tried to protect us. He was always so positive. I can say that we have been so wrapped in love by our family, friends, neighbors our community. I feel like we’ve been given more love than any one family deserves."
Amy says that she wanted everyone at her son's celebration of life to enjoy the sandwiches he loved and called Snack Attack to ask for a catering quote. When Amy spoke to Lauren Storeby, the co-owner of Snack Attack, she wasn't expecting what Lauren was going to say to her.
Lauren stated, "We can’t have them pay for this, we need to do something."
Lauren started a community fundraiser to provide the 300 sandwiches that were needed for Ben's celebration of life. Not only did Lauren set up a GoFundMe to attempt to bring in donations, but she also posted signs at the sandwich shop asking customers to donate if they could. Lauren says, "It’s more than just food, it’s the whole experience. It’s the community coming together, wrapping them in love and just supporting them and giving them hope and just, a giant hug is what it is.
Click here if you would like to donate to Ben's fund.
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