Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Ben Lobel

LobelThe skills to tell his own story.

If you have Type 1 diabetes and ever thought it should be portrayed realistically in a movie, then your best chance of seeing it is Ben. A budding screenwriter, Ben is charting a course to make it in the industry.

At only 14 years old, Ben has already started his school’s filmmaking club. He also writes movie reviews for his school paper. And when he isn’t writing and making his own short films, he is studying the geniuses he calls his movie heroes: Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson.