If you were on Put-In-Bay in the 80s or 90s, you probably experienced Ben Dover & The Screamers. The island party band only gets together occasionally these days, but their most-recent gig was a bittersweet event in September 2016 (photo courtesy of Thomas Metzner Photography).
Lead singer Ben Parker of Norwalk was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, and the benefit was to raise money for Ben and his family in this fight.
Doctors say the odds of getting this at such a young age are about 1:100,000, as there’s none of this is in Ben’s family. Ben hopes to be placed on a clinical trial in Cleveland for a drug that’s being used in Great Britain with very positive results.
We’ll post updates with Ben as we get them.
Randy Hugg spoke with Ben in the Mix Studios in November. Click below to listen to the interview.
(Photo courtesy of Ben Parker on Facebook)