Surviving kindergarten, finishing a season of basketball, and losing a front tooth

From my other blog, an update on grandson Ben…

Believing for Ben

It’s been a while since I posted an update on grandson Ben, and he’s doing great!  In just a few months he will be returning to New York for his yearly checkup with Dr. B, and we are hoping for an excellent report.

In 2014, when he was only 4 years old, Ben had two operations to repair a dural AV fistula, a vascular malformation in his brain.  It was a life threatening condition.  A year later he was once again in a life threatening situation and underwent another operation.  Since that time he has progressed well, excelling in kindergarten and playing sports with his doctor’s approval.

He has survived 100 days of kindergarten…

Surviving kindergarten

He wrapped up a season of basketball, coached by his dad and the fathers of two teammates…


Basketball team

His team, the Rockets celebrated with trophies and a cake…

The team consisted of 7 boys and 2 girls, but the cake decorator got it backwards. The team consisted of 7 boys and 2 girls, but the…

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. lucy Bartlett says:

    So glad Ben is doing so well!


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    1. Thank you! Ben is a smart boy with a sweet spirit. We are so thankful that he is doing well.

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