Ben is taking college courses!

Update on Ben – We began praying for Ben after he had a very serious bike accident resulting in a brain injury. He is doing remarkably well. He is back living with his parents in Maine – but there is hope he can start back at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall.

Below is a note from Kristy (his mom) :

Ben is doing phenomenally well!  Indeed, it is a miracle.  He begins a couple of classes at the local community college this week in order to regain his short term recall skills.  He quickly outpaced the outpatient therapy and now has more subtle deficits that will simply take time to heal including the short term recall, initiation in starting things and elevated pulse with exercise that doesn’t calm down as quickly as it used to.  The doctor said, “school will be your therapy now and what used to take you an hour will take you three hours” (in school).

We’re all enjoying the close family time and of course the sheer joy and gratitude of his healing.


Ben is making great progress!

I like how Ben’s eyes look so clear in this photo. Thank you so much for your prayers. …Please keep him in your prayers.

Kristy said on Saturday – just 2 weeks after Ben’s accident:

Today Ben seems to have come back more mentally.  We’re pinching ourselves with the speed of his recovery!! 

Photo – Kristy, Ben and Leon – Saturday – November 19

Benjamin update 11/17

Please keep Ben in your prayers. He is doing remarkably well, and I believe the prayers are a key factor in that, along with his good spirit and excellent medical care. On Tuesday he was driven to Boston, MA for his next phase of recovery at Spaulding Rehabilitation hospital, which may take a few weeks.

Please keep him in your prayers. On Nov 5th he got a fractured skull, and some injury to the brain itself, and it has affected his short term memory.  He also has some trouble with walking and coordination.  See his brain filled with healing light, and especially his forehead filled with light.

He is expected to make a full recovery; let’s surround him in healing light to safeguard the process, and “Make it so.”

Please also keep his parents, Leon and Kristy, in your prayers.  They are so very grateful for everyone’s prayers for Ben.

I will continue to post updates here on this blog.

God bless you.


Mary Kretzmann

PS – Below is a recent note from Kristy:

Dear Friends and family,

Ben would appear to each of you as a fully functioning person with a little trouble with walking, coordination and short term memory.

My sister and brother in law drove him to Spaulding Rehabilitation hospital in Boston from Albany, NY, on Tuesday where he is expected to need a few weeks before moving on to out patient rehabilitation.  Leon and I met with his doctors Tuesday evening and they stated Ben has had a “remarkable recovery” thus far.  Ben stated to the doctor he thought he was about 95% of his normal self but because people tell him he has little short term memory perhaps not quite that high.  This was only 10 days after his accident.

There is some question about possible seizures, and other limitations in the future. However, with all of your prayers and Divine grace he is on track for a full recovery.

We are all ever grateful for your loving prayers and support.  God bless each of you, Kristy

Ben, Kristy and Leon in Maine, 2010

Benjamin 11/11/11

Today, Friday, Ben has been staying awake for an hour or more at a time – sometimes laughing and talking with friends…Then he gets tired and needs to sleep again. The brain still needs lots of healing.  See him well in body, mind and soul.

(If you can’t see the photo in the email – please click here: )

Here was the Wednesday update – the first time he woke up for more than just a minute:“Ben was awake and talking for about 15 minutes for the first time since his accident.  He was coherent and lucid and smiling with friends!  Then when asked if his head hurt he said yes and went back to sleep.”

So he is definitely making progress!

Thank you for your continued prayers!

(Note – For those of you who don’t get my regular newsletter : On Saturday, Nov. 5, Benjamin, a college student, was hit by a car that pulled out in front of him while he was riding his bicycle. Ben has been in ICU since then with a fractured skull and other injuries.  The doctors say he is very lucky…)

We all believe he will make a full recovery, and your prayers will make a difference.  You can post messages and good wishes for Ben and his family in the comment field.

Thank you and bless you,


Mary Kretzmann
Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

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