The world has lost another beautiful soul. Ben Landel, a senior at my former high school, a friend to everyone, and an amazing kid gained his angel wings early this morning. My school and town are in mourning, as are all of us at INM. We were blessed to be able to bring some Christmas joy to the Landel family just last month. Our hearts are broken. Ben, you will always be a Ramapo Raider. You are Raider strong. You are #BenStrong.
We are absolutely heartbroken to share news of Bella's passing. After a long and courageous fight with osteosarcoma, Bella earned her angel wings just weeks after her 14th birthday. I was incredibly blessed to know Bella and call her a friend. Bella loved American Girl Dolls and photography. Bella was a devout Christian, and we know she is home now.