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Bennett Gamel · 5d ago

Bennett's Stage Debut

This past week Bennett was the center of attention...but, for the first time in a long time, it wasn't for CF:  On Saturday, Bennett made his theatrical debut in his first on-stage community...
Bennett Gamel · 3W ago

Dear Board Certified Doc, Thank You.

There are quite a few things I haven't yet shared about on the blog that I'm looking forward to sharing soon.  Bennett's issues have taken so much attention this year that, until recently, I...
Bennett Gamel · 3W ago

Our reset button

We had been saving for this family trip for two years.  But, as the date approached, we were unsure we'd be able to travel due to Bennett's health.  Nonetheless, we held out hope that Bennet...
Bennett Gamel · 1M ago

Bennett's Brigade 2017

I wanted to publicly acknowledge all of those who donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation this year to help us find a cure for Bennett and to thank those who walked at Great Strides Walks ...
Bennett Gamel · 1M ago

The calm after the storm

Finally, our family's "chaos knob" has been turned waaaaay down. Quiet. Calm. Predictable. That's the way I would describe our family's life right now.Most children like predictability.  My ...
Bennett Gamel · 2M ago

Bennett returns to school and how he's doing

Bennett was SO nervous that first day back to school a week to the day he had surgery to remove his colostomy. As he rounded the corner to enter the classroom, he pushed his hair to the side...
Bennett Gamel · 3M ago

Colostomy Reversal Day 2

::Edit: Bennett was discharged on Day 3 (Saturday, April 15th).  We were thrilled to able to enjoy Easter as a family.::Yesterday was full of a lot of things...but all of them good!! 1.) Ben...
Bennett Gamel · 3M ago

Colostomy Reversal Surgery Success!

Very early yesterday morning, Brian and the kids and I arrived at Children's Medical Center in Dallas to admit Bennett to surgery for his colostomy reversal/reanastomosis. It was worrisome t...
Bennett Gamel · 3M ago

Flip and float

To prevent toddlers from drowning, swim instructors often teach youngsters to "flip and float": get access to air and save one's energy until help arrives. It's a powerful life-saving strate...
Bennett Gamel · 4M ago

How is Bennett doing with his colostomy?

We're just over 3 weeks in of Bennett having a colostomy.  So, I thought I would share with how he (and our family) are adjusting to this new normal.It took Bennett several weeks to become c...