West Fargo student passes away from ALS
The West Fargo Public School district says it is with great sadness to say that Ben Merck has passed away.
The school district says that Ben was a well-known and much-loved sophomore at Sheyenne High School who lost his battle with ALS Tuesday morning.
In an email to parents, school officials say 16-year-old Ben Merck was hospitalized with complications from his ALS Monday morning.
Ben was diagnosed with the neuromuscular condition in October. Ben is a former Sheyenne football player, as well as 'a well-known and much-loved sophomore at Sheyenne High School.'
Sheyenne High officials say counselors will be available for students in the library today to deal with this devastating news.