Bensten Schone Received the 30th Anniversary Victory Award For Exemplifying Exceptional Strength and Courage
While the Capitals were battling the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night, one tiny, important Caps fan from our community was accepting a major award. Bensten Schone was given the 30th anniversary Victory Award from the National Rehabilitation Hospital/Medstar. The event was held at the Mellon Auditorium and hosted by NBC 4’s Doreen Gentzler.
The Victory Award was created in 1986 to celebrate the victory of the human spirit and to honor individuals who best exemplify exceptional strength and courage in the face of physical adversity. B-Man overcame all odds last Winter after being struck by a vehicle while sledding. The RMNB and Caps community rallied behind Bensten and his beautiful family. You can walk down memory lane here.
Bensten, wearing a red Washington Capitals bowtie during, rubbed elbows with TV stars, CEOs, and paralympians.
“It’s only the second or third time a child has won the award,” Bensten’s mother Heather wrote to me. “The previous honorees are pretty impressive: political leaders, famous musicians, and actors. We were floored, and so very proud of him.”