Monday, August 21, 2006

Local teen graces cover of Catholic magazine

Local youth Ben Creger is featured on the cover of the September 2006 issue of FAITH Magazine, a product of the Catholic Diocese of Lansing.
The story tells how Ben (pictured right), who never knew his father and his mother left at an early age, often on drugs, and was raised by his grandmother.
Then in the 3rd grade, he grandmother got him into the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program where he met his mentor Rod Pender, a local Realtor.
Ben talks about how his experience with Mr. Pender changed his life and now he wants to be a Big Brother when he is older.
On a sad note, the story ends with the death of Ben's grandmother, but adds that Mr. Pender has offered to bring Ben into his home and continue to raise him as his own.
It is nice to see local teens being shown in a positive light in area publications.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great story, thanks for posting it. I have seen his grandma at games and I am sadden to learn of her death.

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Ben Simpson said...

Great find!

9:41 AM  

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