Ben’s Story

Site created on February 7, 2020

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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

Ben was able to tolerate a follow up CT scan with the report of no new news (which is good).  The pressures in his brain are thankfully staying low and as it seems he has a slight fever, they are keeping him cool and with some antibiotics on board to ward off any infection.

He is still under intensive care, unconscious, on many medications and machines, with a respirator assist.  
The sedative drugs can take nearly a week to clear out of Ben's body and it is not until they clear his system that the doctors can assess his injuries.  The sedatives are still on board and Ben has not begun to wean off any.

If you have contact with his family at all, be conscientious, minimize sick contact and wash hands.

1. Donate directly to Ben and Nicki at
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3. CaringBridge is free for Ben to use. "Tribute" donations go to CaringBridge.

Please keep sharing pictures and stories.  Nicki would like me to pass on her gratitude for these; she reads them every day.  You are keeping us afloat.
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