My recent post from my other blog. Grandson Ben, who came close to death at the age of 4 and again at age 5, celebrated his 13th birthday yesterday.
Nine years ago this month, when he had just turned four years old, grandson Ben had the first of three brain surgeries that would save his life. Yesterday, he became a teenager.
We celebrated early three weeks ago with a trip to Atlanta to watch the soccer match between Atlanta United and the Chicago Fire, which Atlanta won in the last play of the match.
Ben and his dad at the Mercedes Benz stadium prior to the match…
Ben with me and his mom. If I look small beside Ben, it’s because I am. He’s already 6 feet tall…
Yesterday, on his actual birthday, he returned from a three day adventure trip with the entire 7th grade of his school. They had an end-of-the-year bonding trip in Tennessee where they went rock climbing and ziplining. Even though Ben returned with a story of having to remove a leech from his…
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I followed Ben’s health journey with bated breath in your posts and what a delight to see how tall and strong he has become now
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Thank you, Laura. He is very healthy and strong, intelligent, empathetic, respectful, funny, talented. An amazing young man.