At 29 years old, Benny lost his memory in a car accident in 2010. But he had a trombone, and he did remember how to play it. So he went to the New York City subway at rush hour morning and evening to brighten others’ days. Since 2020, he has been living in Atlanta, GA, and working on his small business, BBoxed1, for which he makes radios, tables, and RV conversions. “When you lose everything, you just pay attention more,” he says. “And then you find out life isn’t about this ‘getting up, and doing this, and being everywhere, being on time, and blah blah blah.’ You miss life like that. And I was like… I missed enough of life.”

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