Mr. Benjamin Rubenstein – Twice: How I Became a Cancer-Slaying Super Man Before I Turned 21
Last week’s speaker was a 29-year-old man, Ben Rubenstein, who led us through his remarkable saga of coping with bone cancer during the past 14 years. His tool has been developing a “Superman Complex”, a mind-set to detach and rise above the trauma of treatment for so many years. As a high school sophomore, Ben collapsed while trying out for varsity tennis. Cancerous tumors were found in his bones. In spite of his local constant treatment, and his 100 days in Minnesota as a patient, Ben has earned an economics degree from the University of Virginia where no one knew about his cancer history. He now lives in Washington, has a job downtown, and has been well for several years.