Shortly after the Ben's Bell organization was started I found a bell hanging from the door of the bank I managed at Swan and Sunrise. The quote attached and the story behind the bell touched my heart. The project was so new that many of my employees did not know the story. I hung the bell in the lobby of the branch until I retired in 1995. Since then it has moved with me four times. The monsoons and heat have taken their toll. I recreated the flower by tracing it in clay and painted it. I have restrung the beads, flower and bell.
I was surprised to see that you now have items for sell. I am going to replace the beads which have now chipped the flower that has faded. The significance of the Ben's Bell has not.
The kindness story has been told and observed during tragedy and Ben's Bells have given hope to communities with broken hearts.
Thank you for creating a ongoing means to share Ben's life.