Ben’s Story

Site created on February 7, 2020

Ben's wife Nicki writes "I can't thank all of you sufficiently. But thank you. You are one of Ben's greatest gifts right now to my family, and I appreciate all that you are doing, and will do. I am truly grateful."

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Nicki has asked for one person at a time to sit with her and we have that covered. Also the ICU is limiting drop offs, so please don’t bring food or other gifts without checking with us.
On the morning of Thursday February 6, 2020 Ben was in a car accident.  

He is unconscious at Providence's ICU in critical condition with head trauma.  He luckily has no broken bones, but needs a completely calm environment with no stimuli.  

We will know more when he awakens, so right now the Schneiders need a lot of prayers, positive thoughts and love.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Wendy Gorski

From Nicki and Bev to Idaho family and friends:
Hello All! We are watching the Covid-19 cases continue to climb in both Alaska and Idaho. As these rise, we are needing to adjust our plans to keep everyone safe in regards to Ben's Celebration of Life in Idaho. In order to keep the numbers smaller/safer, we are going to do a very small gathering limited to family members who are at lower Covid-19 risk in Boise this summer. We are planning additional smaller gatherings in the future as it becomes safer. We would love to be able to open it up to more family and friends at that time. If we are learning anything with the recent events in both our lives and the world at large, it is to be creative and flexible!! Thank you for your support throughout this process, it is deeply appreciated. We are hoping all remain safe and healthy. We are grateful for you.
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