TULSA, Okla. — The legacy of a proficient musician lives on this vacation season. The mother and father of Darryn Benjamin are preserving his reminiscence alive and galvanizing others to comply with his musical notes.
John and Sharon Benjamin started the Darryn J. Benjamin Basis in 2019.
The Benjamins present musical devices via “An Instrument of Hope” as part of the inspiration.
“It is one thing that Darryn would all the time need to do,” John Benjamin, Darryn Benjamin’s father, stated.
The Benjamins say Darryn displayed a knack for the drums as quickly as he may stroll.
“He began hitting on the pots and pans, my spouse stated, ‘oh he’s beating on all my pots and pans and on the furnishings with two pencils,'” John Benjamin stated.
They purchased him a drum package on the age of 5. A 12 months later, he led Sunday service beneath the excessive hat.
“Individuals used to marvel who was enjoying the drums, as a result of he performed an grownup package and other people couldn’t see as a result of he was so small and other people would go as much as see who this individual was,” John Benjamin stated.
It wasn’t a lot later that Darryn was pressured to step away from the sticks and deal with beating one thing else.
“He was recognized with a mind tumor in highschool,” John Benjamin stated.
Darryn underwent surgical procedure to take away the tumor. However, final 12 months, he suffered a seizure.
He by no means made it again to his drum stool.
His mother and father are preserving Darryn’s reminiscence alive via their son’s old flame.
“Giving freely devices in Darryn’s identify via this basis, now we have a lot pleasure and I do know Darryn is up there cheering as we do that,” Sharon Benjamin, Darryn’s mom, stated.
“Though he’s gone he’s leaving an impactful legacy,” Sarah Joseph, a “An Instrument of Hope” recipient, stated.
Joseph was gifted a guitar from the inspiration this vacation season.
4 different younger musicians have been stunned with keyboards and drum kits Thursday evening. To date, the inspiration has awarded 9 musicians with model new devices.
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