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Ben Carpenter

Ben is the Vice Chairman of CRT Capital Group, a 300 person institutional broker-dealer located in Stamford, CT. He was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome in 1992 and currently resides with his wife and three daughters in Greenwich, CT.

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Ben Carpenter - My Marfan Story

May 22, 2014 by Ben Carpenter

Before I share my story, I want to clarify that the title of my book, “The Bigs,” has nothing to do with Marfan syndrome. “The Bigs” is slang for the big leagues in baseball. I gave this title to the book to inspire young people who are aiming for the big leagues in the world of business. The fact that many people with Marfan syndrome or a related disorder are big (or rather, tall) is just a coincidence.