LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - Amanda said she thought she was doing what was best.
"I want to make sure no other mother or family has to go through this again," said Amanda. "I know that this is what Ben wants. He was meant, unfortunately, to pass away the day he did to save other lives. And I don't ever want anyone to go through this. It's preventable."
Amanda is holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser and Silent Auction March 15 at the Amherst VFW from 3-7 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, and all proceeds go toward applying for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation, along with the purchase of Benny Bears to distribute to area parents. Tickets may be purchased online or in person by messaging via the Benny Bears Facebook page.
Donations can be made at any U.S. Bank to Benny Bears. You can also donate on the Benny Bears website.
Anyone that would like to mail a check or money order, can send it to: