Ben had a long day of doctor’s appointments today, seeing three doctors prior to his scheduled tests on Thursday. According to his mom, the family must arrive at Kravis Children’s Hospital at 6:30 Thursday morning to check in for the testing. Doctors will do an angiogram and an MRI with contrast. Then, if additional surgery is needed it will be done at that time while Ben is already under anesthesia.

Here’s a portion of a recent article featuring all three of Ben’s doctors:



Dr. B (Dr. Berenstein) was very encouraging today, according to Ben’s mom, and we hope no more surgeries are needed. Ben’s parents are asking that anyone who can, and who has one, to please wear a Ben Strong shirt on Thursday in support of our brave little man!  As part of a fund raising effort to help pay for Ben’s medical care, the Ben Strong shirts have been purchased by family members, friends, and many other well-wishers. Even Dr. B. and his nurse will be wearing Ben Strong shirts on Thursday!!!!



As the family settles in to the Ronald McDonald House in New York, Ben has begun participating in some of the activities there.  More photos to come…

In the meantime, his mom posted this photo of the view from their room…



Visiting the huge Toys R Us store in Times Square was a treat!  The store wowed Ben with its giant ferris wheel and life-size figures…


But the most inspiring visit so far has been to the World Trade Center Memorial on a chilly, rainy day…

World Trade Center Memorial


As always, please continue to keep Ben in your thoughts and prayers as he goes through the medical tests on Thursday…

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