Erie County, NY - Many people are remembering Ben Sauer, 5, on social media. Using the popular, and many times trending, hashtag Blue4Ben, people are sharing their thoughts about Ben with the world.
Ben is the five-year-old who had been battling brain cancer. Sadly, Wednesday afternoon, his family shared the news that he died peacefully Tuesday night at home.
Blue4Ben.com is the website where you can find the blog his mom, Mindy, started to share Ben's story. Mindy's heartfelt blog posts describe their journey, daily struggles, and triumphs as Ben went through treatment.
One of the Blue4Ben tweets posted Wednesday was posted by Patrick Miller, the local soldier who was wounded in the shooting at Fort Hood in April. Patrick tweeted using his handle @RuffBuff81 and he said, "We lost an amazing little boy today. Ben's motivated me through my recovery with his bravery and perseverance."