He’s come a long way!

My latest update on grandson Ben…

Believing for Ben

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that my little grandson, who at the age of 4 had two brain surgeries that saved his life, went from looking like this…


To looking like this today…


Ben is only 12 years old, but he is so tall that he towers over me…


He does not remember anything at all about his health problems as a young child. When he was only 3, he was diagnosed with an arteriovenous fistula (a vascular abnormality) in his brain. It was a life-threatening condition, and he had two brain surgeries at the age of 4 and another surgery the following year, all done by the world-renowned New York doctor, Dr. Alex Berenstein, who developed the procedure for repairing AV fistulas in children. Ben was declared cured and has grown into a fine young man who excels academically, plays sports, plays percussion in his school’s concert band, and…

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Absolutely wonderful news, all of it. 😊 How thrilled you all must be!

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    1. Thank you. And he’s such a compassionate and conscientious young man. We all are very blessed.

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      1. And he’s good-looking! 😊 My first grandson is fine now but also was compromised (cranio-facial) — so many surgeries from 4 mos.old on, and yet, he has the sweetest heart. I hear you clearly when you say “blessed.” There’s no other word for it, is there? 🌷

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        1. Glad your grandson is fine! And yes, blessed is the only word for it. Ben actually had an additional surgery when he was five, as his life was again in danger. I wonder if the experience of these surgeries cause children to grow up with kind, compassionate hearts. I like to think so.

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  2. Amy says:

    Wow… He is only 12 years old! Thanks for the post. 🙂

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    1. Yes, only 12. His father is very tall!

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  3. arlene says:

    Hello Ben, it is so nice seeing you again. How you’ve grown!

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    1. He certainly has grown, hasn’t he?

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