Gordon Ramsey do more than send a star to “MasterChef Junior”
; Ben Watkins wishes when he is fighting an extremely rare cancer … he tried to help him get the best possible treatment.
The TV chef quietly donated $ 50,000 to Ben in August to help cover the medical expenses of his battle with cancer … according to sources close to the situation.
That was just when season 6’s Ramsey and Ben sent him a heart-warming video informing him that they were praying for him and helping to raise money with GoFundMe.
It’s no secret that Ramsey and the MasterChef community really liked the 14-year-old and told us that the reality show is currently trying to figure out a way to honor him after his death. In addition, GoFundMe is now over $ 200,000 and will be used to support his family.
As we reported … Ben died Monday from angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma. He was diagnosed when he was 13, about two years after competing in the Ramsey show, and quickly became a fan favorite.
This form of cancer is so rare, doctors believe that Ben is one of only 6 people in the world who are known to have it.