Friday, March 6, 2009

Update on Ben

This is the email I received today from my friend Katie about her brother Ben.

To all,
My family and I appreciate all of your prayers more than we could ever express....we ask that you continue to pray. God is GOOD and we know that we can trust him above all for our dear Ben. I haven't updated because there hasn't really been much to update. There has been no improvement in Ben as his injury is really "worse case" as his brain bleed was in the "brain stem" (the control center of the brain). There is nothing medically that can be done for Ben at this point (as far as "fixing" or helping the brain)....we are just waiting and seeing how or if he progresses. However, the part that bled in the brain stem, we were told, will not recover because of the type of bleed it was. We are blessed by all of you and your thoughts and prayers, and please continue to pray for strength and peace as we walk this out.

One of Ben's favorite verses in the Bible (sort of his life verse) is Joshua 1:9.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your GOD will be with you wherever you go."

We know that Ben is loved most by God...and HE is with him...we take great comfort in that!


No comments: