Ben F. Troy of
Ben, 17, a graduate of
His guidance counselor, Chad Southerland, said Ben has “a polite demeanor and humble personality.”
His mother has MS
As a child, Ben faced many challenges. His mother, Rosalie Troy, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 15 years ago.
He hopes to work in the culinary arts field. “This scholarship,” Ben said, “will motivate me even more and help us reach a new peak in the lives of both myself and my mother.”
More than 6,000
Symptoms can include numbness and tingling in the limbs, difficulties with speech and vision and, in some severe cases, complete paralysis. There is no cure.
Scholarship honors Petit family members
Ben is one of 16 high school graduates receiving a 2013 scholarship from the fund, established in 2007 by the Petit family in memory of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, who had MS, and her daughters Hayley and Michaela, who were active with the chapter helping raise funds to support scientific research.
The three Petit family members are
deceased, having been the victims of a home invasion in
Scholarship applications for the 2014 school year will be available online in October. Learn more at 860-913-2550 or visit www.ctfightsMS.org.