Talented Musician With Autism Running Out Of Money For College

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – A talented young man battling autism is determined to become a professional musician but his college money was all used up to get him this far.

Ben Jenkins graduated from the Denver School of the Arts. He wants to go on with his music but the expense of treating autism may rob him of the chance.

Jenkins is just 18 but plays piano like a professional.

“I would just like to keep that gift and share it always,” he said.

His incredible musical talent was discovered at age 6. It’s hard to believe that at 3 years old Ben was diagnosed with autism.

“Some doctors told me that I would never talk or understand anybody,” Jenkins said.

“We thought that’s it … it was like death to us,” Ben’s sister Bethany Lewis said.

Lewis says the family didn’t give up and tried several therapies. They eventually found…

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