Three years ago today the journey began

The latest post on my blog about grandson Ben…

Believing for Ben

Grandson Ben’s dad reminded us that it was three years ago today that 6-year-old Ben’s medical journey began.  This journey would see him diagnosed as a 3-year-old with dural arteriovenous fistula, a vascular malformation in the brain that was potentially fatal.  And it would take him to several hospitals and through 3 brain surgeries.  Today, he is a happy, healthy, thoughtful, kind young man who plays sports, enjoys school, and is about to celebrate his 7th birthday.

Here is what Ben’s dad posted today:

Capture Note: TC Thompson is the children’s hospital in Chattanooga, TN.  Scottish-Rite hospital is part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

And here is Ben (with dark hair) with his dad and his friends Carter and Cameron:

On April 6, 2014,  I posted my first article about Ben’s medical condition.  That was on my original blog unexpectedincommonhours.wordpress.com.  The article later became the first post of this blog which is…

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy says:

    I remember you posts of Ben’s journey. Ben has remarkable courage!

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    1. Yes, the doctors in New York called him “Brave Ben.” He’s an amazing little guy!

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      1. Amy says:

        He really is! Thank you for sharing the stories and photos with us. 🙂

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  2. arlene says:

    It’s really good to know Ben is doing good now. Thanks for the update.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, Ben is doing great.

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  3. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    A happy outcome to this anniversary 🙂

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    1. It IS a happy outcome. We are so very grateful!

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