Ben Zaccardi(12)-Dirt Bike Accident

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Saturday, September 15th Ben was involved in a nearly fatal dirt bike accident in Mesa, AZ. He was wearing his helmet but still suffered severe head trauma and several broken bones. He is currently at Cardon Children’s Hospital in Critical condition in the ICU. He is expected to need hospital care for 2 months. He has had multiple life saving, and reconstructive surgeries and the family is unfortunately without insurance at the time. Ben is the second of four children. Any help for the family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for all the continued support and prayers. #benstrong
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Ben has been moved from PICU to a room upstairs again. His swelling is subsiding from his surgery but Ben now faces a new challenge. His eyes are now only tracking right. His doctor quickly ordered a CT Scan to check for signs of swelling or stroke. Nothing was found. They believe it is from the original trauma. It’s unknown how long his eyes will remain this way. We are asking everyone to pray that Ben eyes will recover correct function. Doctors are also beginning preparations to move Ben to Phoenix Children’s Hospital rehabilitations facility. Ben thrives with his current therapies and we are very excited for this opportunity for him. Please pray for Ben’s strength through his journey. #benstrong #prayforben
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Ben’s surgery went very well yesterday. Ben is resting comfortably in PICU. He has a bit of swelling on his head but his surgeon says that is normal. We are just asking everyone to pray that Ben will heal quickly so he can pick up on therapy where he left off. He has come so far and exceeding all the expectations that his doctors set forth for him. This is a direct result of all the prayers and love that he has received from all of you. Your support means everything. #benstrong #prayforben
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Ben has been patiently waiting for his surgery to replace his bone flap. Today news was received that they are able to move up his surgery to this Friday. The medication that was causing issues is now out of his system. Ben have been working hard with therapies. Physical occupational and speech. He has began speaking again and making marked improvements physically. He needs to work up to 3 hours per day of therapy to qualify to go to inpatient rehab at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. We are praying that the bone replacement gives him major improvements. Thank you all for your continued prayers. Please keeps Ben in your thoughts this Friday. #benstrong #prayforben
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It has been a rough few days for Ben. I was waiting to update after the Drs gave us some answers but no answers have come. Ben’s trouble started with a medication that was meant to improve responsiveness but it had the opposite effect. Just as the medication was clearing from his body he caught a cold. This ultimately turned into a very scary episode of labored breathing. Drs ordered several tests to determine if Ben had a more serious infection. Blood, urine, brain fluid were all tested. A CT scan was done on his brain and a chest X-ray was done. CT found an increased level of fluid in his brain and they don’t know why. Initial tests all came back negative for infection. More thorough tests are being done and we are waiting for those results. Drs decided to put Ben on antibiotics as a precaution. Ben’s seems to be feeling much better. He is able to breathe better and is resting more comfortably now. @catzac (Cat) and @zaccardibuilt (Bird) have been by Ben’s bedside through all of this. They are exhausted physically and emotionally. Each day brings new challenges to all 3 of them. We just ask that everyone continues to pray for the strength to heal and regain so normalcy in their lives. #prayforben #benstrong
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