About Benjamin

Benjamin, a tough former micro-preemie, was born at 23 weeks and 3 days gestation on February 7th, 2011 – weighing in at 1 lbs, 12 oz. He is a real fighter and has beaten so many odds, including PPROM at 19 weeks gestation. Ben suffered from severe retinopathy of prematurity which has left him blind. After 207 days in the NICU, Benjamin came home.

Some of his battles include:

His story begins here.


9 thoughts on “About Benjamin

  1. Amy & Joe, Chris & I have been following all the news since before Benjamin was born. And even though he came to you a bit early, with a “strong” name like Benjamin Charles, we just knew he would be a fighter. We have prayed every day for his progress. Every time Edie would call we would be so happy to hear and see the awesome pictures she would forward to us. We will continue to pray for all of you and now that he is going to be in New York it will make things easier for you both and for the grandparents too. Congrats and our best wishes for continued good health and progress.

  2. I see the subtitle of this blog “Updates on one tough kid” as being perfectly applicable for years to come 🙂

  3. So you got to NY OK…..blow some kisses to him for me!

  4. I miss Benjamin too….today when I came to work I went to his bed and he was not there. It did not seem right with him gone! You squeeze him for me, but watch that heartrate!!:) Love to all,

  5. We got lots of updates from Jamie & Elisha while they were in Chicago with us this weekend. Looks like he is growing and making progress. We’re rooting for you and sending hugs from the Windy City!

    Cheryl & Vaughn.

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