Ben and Bennie

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Location Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Introduction Ben is a wonderfully happy 11-year-old boy. He has a rare genetic disorder scientifically known as Tetrasomy 12p. The related syndrome is called Pallister-Killian Syndrome (PKS). As for me (Bennie, the dad), I'm a 1986 graduate of Furman University with a BA in fine Art. Married to my wife Joan for 17 years, we have two children; a daughter named Jessie and our son Ben. It is through Ben's inspiration and our current living situation that I was able to become a full time painter over six years ago. From March through November I do art shows and festivals throughout the Southeast. We occasionally offer our collaborative paintings for sale - prints are always available. It is also important for our family to tell about our experiences in raising an exceptional child. My love for Ben goes hand in hand with my creative process. Without one I cannot have the other. It is our desire that this blog not only provide a part of our family income but more importantly we give you inspiration, hope, joy, and insight for your own journey in life. God bless!
Favorite Movies Cars, Sponge Bob, Nemo, Tombstone, The 13th Warrior, Brave Heart, Caddy Shack, Animal House
Favorite Music Ben enjoys all music. He particularly likes anything his sister listens to. Dad brags that Ben truly shows interest in songs from the 70s.

Do you believe that forks are evolved from spoons?

No. They were created by The Giant Tongs that are hidden behind Uranus.