Release date: September 26, 2014
FISHERS, IN – During the work day, Todd Jensen serves as Assistant Director of Acquisitions & Refinancing for AHEPA National Housing Corporation, assisting the company in securing tax credit financing for new affordable senior housing developments and evaluating acquisition and refinancing opportunities for the company’s existing communities across the US.
In his spare time, Jensen is a coach of the Zionsville Baseball Club’s 11 & Under youth baseball team. One of those players, Zionsville Middle School sixth grader Ben Swenberg, was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. To show their support for their friend, his teammates decided to take action. On August 24th, the players (and coach) gathered to shave their heads in support of Ben. Word spread around the community and several of Ben’s friends from outside the team also decided to shave their heads.
According to Jensen, on Ben’s first day of school after losing his hair to chemotherapy treatments, over 20 of his friends met him outside of school to walk in with him that morning. “That way,” noted Jensen, “his schoolmates wouldn’t stare at him because there were 20-some other boys with bald heads, too.” Ben’s teammates and friends also sold “Team Ben” t-shirts and wrist bands and donated all proceeds to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis – the hospital where Ben received his treatment.
“It’s heart-wrenching to see anyone have to go through that, especially an 11 year-old,” said Todd Jensen. “I can’t imagine how his parents and two brothers felt when he was diagnosed, but I’m happy to report that Ben has finished his chemo and it’s now just about improving, feeling better and getting stronger. He’s an awesome kid and I was proud of our team for showing its support in so many different ways.”
AHEPA National Housing Corporation encourages community involvement by its employees. Jensen also shaved his head in support of his young player.
About AHEPA National Housing Corporation
AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC) develops HUD-subsidized Section 202 housing for low income disabled and elderly ages 62 and up. Established in 1983, ANHC is headquartered in Fishers, IN and serves over 4,887 senior citizens throughout 22 states with apartments and expanding amenities. AHEPA National Housing Corporation complies with the Federal Fair Housing Act through Equal Housing Opportunity.
For more information on AHEPA National Housing Corporation, call 317-849-6880 or visit www.ahepahousing.org.
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