There have been two organized events to raise funds to help with Ben’s medical expenses, and those posts can be seen here and here. However, it was just brought to my attention by a fellow blogger that nowhere have I provided information about how people who could not attend those events might also donate to Ben’s medical fund. I can’t believe I never posted that!
It is possible to donate online at
As can be imagined, the medical expenses are astronomical. During the first operation, Dr. Berenstein placed 18 tiny platinum coils in the fistula in Ben’s brain, and each coil cost $5,000. That’s $90,000 right there!
While at the hospital in New York, Ben’s parents were told that although the hospital itself is covered by their health insurance, the surgeon is considered to be out-of-network. The insurance company even sent them a list of approved surgeons. Too late! The surgery…
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