Ahead of 5th Annual Fundraiser at El Jefe’s, Ben Abercrombie Continues ‘Inspirational’ Recovery
The routine tackle left Ben Abercrombie ’21-’23 paralyzed from the neck down. But five years later, Abercrombie is slowly but surely making progress, with a wide coalition of allies by his side. That coalition includes his parents Marty and Sherri, who live with him in his Winthrop House suite, his teammates, as well as an unlikely source — El Jefe’s Taqueria.
Abercrombie and a large crowd of friends, family, and supporters, attended the Bowl for Ben fundraiser at King's Dining and Entertainment on Nov. 18, 2022. The fundraiser was started by his teammate, Raishaun McGee '17.
In Abercrombie's modified Winthrop suite that he shares with his parents, he uses a specialized wheelchair that can help him stand up, as well as an exercise bike that he can ride thanks to the electrodes that stimulate his nerves.
Hero of Hoover
Abercrombie poses for a portrait prior to his freshman season in 2017. A star for Hoover High School in Hoover, Ala., Abercrombie won three state championships across football and baseball in high school.
Mole that Means More
Senior defensive back Ben Abercrombie poses with teammates during the 3rd Annual Ben Abercrombie Day fundraiser at El Jefe's Taqueria on Dec. 10, 2019. The fundraisers have raised a combined $127,000 for his recovery.
In Photos: The Game Returns to Harvard Stadium
The 138th playing of The Game returned to Harvard Stadium this Saturday. Yale defeated Harvard 19-14 to clench the Ivy League title.