Congratulations to Ben Moelis for winning an award for his game, which he developed to help Justin Silver – a family friend living with Fragile X syndrome – structure his days.
Ben Moelis was presented with the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam award that recognizes teenagers committed to social good.
Ben and Justin are very close friends. Their sisters took swimming classes together, their families go apple picking together every fall, and they visit the waterpark together every summer.
As Ben got to know Justin more, he began to learn the complexities of FXS. Justin was a bright kid, but he needed some extra help to structure his days. That’s when Ben got the idea to put together a team of fellow classmates — Sarah Moelis, J.D., Gebbia and Haley Silver — to design a game that would help Justin transition from one activity to another.
We are proud of Ben’s accomplishments and wish him well in future endeavors, as well as his sister Sarah who plans to continue to improve the game to continue helping people living with FXS.