Yay! Ben is okay!

Grandson Ben is okay!

Believing for Ben

Great news!  The results of MRI and the MRA scans on grandson Ben’s brain were excellent!  There’s no problem with the original fistula repair, and no new fistula has formed. Dr. Berenstein in New York reviewed over 50,000 images and found no problem. Yay!

Thank you, thank you to everyone who has kept Ben and his parents in your thoughts and prayers.

Originally, when Ben was 3 years old, it was a problem with his eye that led his parents to seek out medical care.  Ben was diagnosed with a dural AV fistula (a vascular malformation in the brain) which was causing pressure behind the eye.  His little life was in danger, and he underwent a visit to the children’s hospital in Chattanooga, TN, stays in two children’s hospitals in Atlanta, GA, and three surgeries in New York City by a world-renowned physician before the problem was corrected.  We are…

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Huge relief! Congratulations to all!


    1. Thank you, Cindy! A great burden has been lifted.


  2. arlene says:

    What great news. answered prayers.


    1. Yes, many thanks to you and everyone who has prayed for Ben.

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      1. arlene says:

        I am happy he is okay now.

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  3. jjaywmac says:

    Hi, Debby, this is excellent news. Thank you for keeping us informed. I have lit candles for Ben, and praying for all of you/us. Our family. I love you. Please give Katie and Joshua and Ben and Bob and Jack and Becky and ….. (haha – the list goes on) a hug from me. Sending love.


    1. Hi Janet (Jay)! Thank you for your prayers and for lighting the candles. Sometimes I wish I could transport myself to the grotto at the University of Notre Dame and light candles there. Every prayer I ever prayed there was answered in a wonderful way. We are all doing okay and are glad for the good news about Ben. Sending hugs and love to you. I enjoy your blog and your photos; please keep writing and taking photos! Love you!


  4. Amy says:

    Congratulations! Yay, Ben!!
    Thank you so much for sharing the great news! I was wondering the past few days….


    1. Thank you! We had the news, but I always wait to share anything until I get the go-ahead from Ben’s mom (my daughter). I wish I could have shared it sooner.

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  5. lucy Bartlett says:

    Praise God for answered prayers! Know everyone is delighted and I am so pleased the wait is over and the news so good.



    1. Thank you, Lucy. And thank you for the prayers for Ben you posted on Facebook. That really meant a lot.


  6. Praise God! Hallelujah! I know you and family are rejoicing! 🙂 :-):-)


    1. Yes, we are! Thank you! God is good!


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