ForeverMissed
It is with great sadness we share that our beloved Benjamin Kyle Lesser, age 19, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 11, 2021 after a 15-month heroic battle against leukemia.

A cherished son, brother, family member, and friend, Ben left a resounding impact on us all with his kindness, generosity, and ever-present smile. He was a fun-loving guy who brought so much happiness to those around him.

Ben was a natural athlete and loved watching and playing sports. He began snow skiing at age 2, and enjoyed playing baseball, basketball, soccer, and running cross country. He excelled in whatever he tried, but his is true passions were running and soccer. He was a top runner on the Walt Whitman High School Cross Country and Track & Field teams, and he represented Walt Whitman High School in the Maryland State Cross Country Championships during his freshman through senior years.

Throughout his illness, Ben was forever brave and courageous, and never complained about the health challenges he was facing. He was grateful for the amazing care he received from his healthcare providers at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., and thankful for the continuous and loving support from his family, friends, and the community. He was especially appreciative of those who donated life-saving blood and platelets to benefit him and the other patients in need at Children's Hospital. In memory of Ben, we encourage continued contributions of blood and platelets to the Children’s National Hospital Blood Donation Center (cnmcblooddonor.com).

With Ben’s wish in mind, an in-person memorial service to celebrate his remarkable and inspiring life will be held at a future date. Details will be shared when available.





Posted by Martha Boshnick on April 28, 2021
I am heartbroken over the loss of Ben. Such a wonderful kid. Sending your family much love, comfort and strength.
Posted by winslow wheeler on April 23, 2021
Dear Kelly and Family, it is with great sadness and empathy that I hear of your son Ben passing. This is the most unnatural experience when our kids pass before us under any circumstances, i am so very sorry for your loss. While I do understand some of the feelings your are experiencing, everyone's grief journey is different. For us god has been the rock that has kept us together as a family and individually gave us hope for each day. And even though we have been years apart Kelly please do not hesitate to call (904-318-0797) if i can be another ear to listen or help with what our experiences have taught us since losing our Jack on 12/22/2019. God bless you and the family; peace be with you! John 14:27
Posted by cheri friedman on April 23, 2021
What a beautiful boy and an enormous loss for all. The joy that is captured in Ben’s face in these photos brings us light in a dark time. How lucky those who knew Ben are to have the wonderful memories they will carry forever.
Posted by Linda Perry on April 22, 2021
So incredibly sorry to see this tonight. Oh my goodness, I cannot imagine your heartache. Sending much strength, love and comfort to you and your family. 

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Posted by Martha Boshnick on April 28, 2021
I am heartbroken over the loss of Ben. Such a wonderful kid. Sending your family much love, comfort and strength.
Posted by winslow wheeler on April 23, 2021
Dear Kelly and Family, it is with great sadness and empathy that I hear of your son Ben passing. This is the most unnatural experience when our kids pass before us under any circumstances, i am so very sorry for your loss. While I do understand some of the feelings your are experiencing, everyone's grief journey is different. For us god has been the rock that has kept us together as a family and individually gave us hope for each day. And even though we have been years apart Kelly please do not hesitate to call (904-318-0797) if i can be another ear to listen or help with what our experiences have taught us since losing our Jack on 12/22/2019. God bless you and the family; peace be with you! John 14:27
Posted by cheri friedman on April 23, 2021
What a beautiful boy and an enormous loss for all. The joy that is captured in Ben’s face in these photos brings us light in a dark time. How lucky those who knew Ben are to have the wonderful memories they will carry forever.
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