For the Love of Ben Durst
$2,870 raised
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37 contributors
2 Years running

For those of you who do not know Ben Durst personally, I am sorry. For those of you that do know Ben, I am still sorry. But you know why..... (lol)

Ben hit a cold reality when he was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer. It was a shock to say the least. He is too young and not ready to stop making people laugh. He wants to fight.  But he has a problem.....

Ben is on Medicare. He does not have prescription drug coverage. The one medication he has to take at home to build his white blood cells after the chemo kills them off is $4,752 a prescription. He has 7 refills. That's $33,264 for this prescription for his 4 cycles of chemo, and the month after. If he does not get this medication, the chemo will surely kill him. This medication will help him fight off infection since his white blood cells will no longer have those capabilities. There are organizations that will help, and he is in communication with them.  However, they are slow to reply and he needs to be sure he has financing. He was able to get the first prescription free.

Ben has always had 2 goals in life... The first goal is to laugh and make others laugh. He went to the hospital telling people he was worried about a certain test because he didn't get to study for it. Of course, everyone laughed. He loves having parties and getting family together. He is always there for his Mom Evelyn, and his sister Lisa. He takes care of me, the house and my parents. Ben is a big guy with an even bigger heart.

His other goal is to work. He is a truck driver and loves being on the road. He makes overnight deliveries while seeing the country. An active member Fraternal Organization of Eagles #3138 (Taylor, MI), he has often stopped in clubs around his delivery locations just to support the organization. All he wants to do now is get back to work and feel whole again.

I am Suzette Pariseau and I have been Ben's better half for more than 6 years.  I am an ESL teacher and can take time off work to help him, but I do not get paid for the time I take off. Financially, I have to take care of our regular bills to keep us afloat.  Ben is also a proud man and would never ask for monetary help, so I am doing it for him. If you can donate and help him pay for his medications, it would be greatly appreciated.  Any amount would help. If you need any more information than what I have already posted, or would prefer to send a donation via snail-mail, please email me at, or Thank you for your generosity.

Everyone loves a comedian. Please help keep Ben Durst laughing.... 

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