Thanksgiving Day Miracle for Benjamin Pessah
by Charity Wonsley | on November 24, 2012
We all have things to be thankful for this holiday season. Some are a little more thankful than others. While the things that I am thankful for might be something that those that are less fortunate than myself consider to be tremendous achievements. Or those that are more fortunate than I am would think it to be a little trivial. But for Benjamin Pessah and family, they have much to be thankful for.
You see back on 28th of October, Benjamin Pessah was on his way home from a Halloween party with his girlfriend and two other male friends, when somebody inappropriately touched his girlfriend. In an attempt to defend her, a scuffle broke out. The man then drew a pistol and fired into the group trying to hit everybody in the group. He fired 4 shots with the last one hitting Benjamin in the head.
When Benjamin Pessah reached the hospital, the doctors gave him a 25% chance to survive the ordeal. They told his family to prepare for the worse and make funeral arrangements.
“They weren’t going to operate because he was too severely injured,” Nick Pessah, Ben’s brother said. “Then they said they would attempt it but normally they wouldn’t. They only did because he is young and has a chance at surviving. They weren’t sure if he was going to make it or not.”
After a month long medically induced coma, Benjamin Passah said a faint “hello mom” that was sitting by his bed side a few days before Thanksgiving. It brought his mom to tears. And on Thanksgiving Day, with his parents and brothers by his side took his first steps. I can just imagine that there wasn’t a dry eye in that room that day.
“I was the first one to watch him walk,” Nick Pessah said. “I was speechless. I didn’t really know what to say, it was very unexpected.”
“Right now I couldn’t be more happy,” Nick Pessah said. “It’s been an emotional rollercoaster. I’ve been crying, I’ve been happy. He’s beaten all of his odds so I couldn’t have asked for a better Thanksgiving.” Click here to read more.
Here he is with a wide smile on his face.
We all know that things like this is an unusual situation. But if you where in the Pessah’s position, would you be able to survive it? Being able to take off from work to be at the bedside of your loved one? Wanting to be there when they wake up. And then being able to be there for the recovery process. Depending on the situation, it could take weeks to months for this to happen. Take a long look at your personal situation. Would you be able to be there like you want to be there? It would never hurt to have a back-up plan to have a little extra tucked away just for an unforeseeable incident such as this. Even if something like this doesn’t happen to somebody in your immediate family, wouldn’t you feel great to have the means, both financially and physically, to take care of whatever may come up?
I know about this because my sister had been sickly all her life. My family has gone through this too many times than I care to count. We were on the losing end of that. I am no longer in that vulnerable position. Do yourself a favor and click here to find out how I am no longer vulnerable.