Ben spent his 18th birthday sitting in a chair having chemotherapy. He wanted to go out for dinner that night and ordered his favourite meal even though we all knew he wouldn’t be able to eat it. I’m sure he did it for us. To make us feel better about how he spent such an important milestone in his life. He still joked around that day and took it all in his stride as he did with most things in his life. It would be his last birthday. Four months later he was gone. Four years later we still go through the motions of making him a cake and cooking his favourite meal. Because we wish he was here to celebrate. Because we miss him so much. Because we know we are here because he is not. His passing reminded us that life is short and unpredictable. And pushed us forward to do the things we always talked about doing. So here we are. Halfway around the world. Love you so much buddy x Thankyou for everything you taught us.