Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sophia and Ambrose's friend Ben passed away today, age 8.

This morning Benjamin McKay Orton passed away in his bed with his mommy. He was 8 years 1 month and 25 days old. Please visit the link to his blog to read about this special boy. He had severe microcephaly.
I first met Ben and his Mom Becky during Sophia's first stay in the PICU. Ben was 15 months old and Sophia was 5 months old. We often wound up there at the same time. Shortly thereafter Ben got his tracheostomy. Unbeknownst to me at the time Sophia would follow in his footsteps a week or two later. The PICU attending, who knew we were friends, referred to Ben as Sophia's boyfriend."
I never got to know Becky all that well but we shared some bonding experiences in the PICU, worrying about our very special children. I was always amazed by her strength. She has 3 other children and always seemed to find time for everyone and to include Ben in everything. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Jimmy (Ambrose's Daddy) said Ben and Sophia are running to each other, hugging and spinning around. I love to picture them doing things they could not do in life.

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