Kelly Frey and Family Celebrate Bennett’s First Birthday

I will never make it through this post without tears. It is so wonderfully amazing that Kelly, her husband Jason, and their families recently celebrated Bennett’s first birthday. If you are not familiar with Bennett’s journey, you can click here to read previous posts. Bennett has a rare brain disorder, but thanks to the power of prayer, and the advanced Pittsburgh medical community, Bennett is growing by leaps and bounds.Kelly Frey and Baby Bennett
The way he connects with Kelly is beyond heartwarming, he studies her every move. WTAE posted an update last week, click here to watch the video.Kelly Frey and Baby Bennett
They have been teaching him sign language to communicate (although he can hear) and he uses his hands very well to express what he needs.Kelly Frey and Baby Bennett
And he has the most beautiful blue eyes! His paci reads, “chick magnet.” Oh and I even got to hold him for the first time ever! When I was with them when he was first born, he was too little to hold, but now he’s a big, healthy boy!Kelly Frey and Baby Bennett
He and Kelly were having a conversation and it was the cutest thing ever. He is cooing and jibbering like crazy. And remember, the doctors counseled Kelly and Jason to abort the pregnancy, citing his brain disorder and the fact that he wouldn’t live after birth. LOOK AT THIS ANGEL: he is alive, happy and has touched so many lives. A true miracle, a gift from God.

Kelly Frey and Baby Bennett
Bennett, I love you and am so blessed to know you and your amazing parents!! Happy Birthday!!

  • Chick Magnet, indeed! Women are suckers for those baby blues. Such a beautiful and miraculous little boy! Happy Birthday, Bennett!

  • Linda B

    OMG, Those eyes. Paul Newman had nothing on Bennett. Happy Birthday, Celebrate, Celebrate

  • Denise

    I have been waiting for you to post Bennett’s pictures and give us an update. Goodness, he has his momma’s eyes! God is so gracious! Bennett is truly a gift from God. Thank you for sharing this miracle with us. Heather, you maybe didn’t shed a tear, but I did!!

  • Becky

    Happy Birthday Bennett!!!

  • Oh WOW !!! CONGRATS Bennett, Kelly and family!!! This is such am amazing story and I have been following it. So amazing to hear all of the progress he has made. God is goo! Happy birthday sweet boy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bonnie Ausher

    Jason and Kelly. I don’t know where I’ve been but I just recently became aware of the incredible story about your husband Jason, you and your miracle baby. I watched the videos and read what you guys went through and the tears flowed. I guess the saying is true that God doesn’t give us what we can’t handle but all I can say is I am SO HAPPY for all of you and I can’t imagine……

  • laura Demchak

    Kelly, You have been blessed with such a wonderful child. Your understanding and love for him shows more eacg day. he is a beautiful baby and my prayers are for more blessed days and steps moving forward with and for him. I know how he has touched my heart and know how proud you and Jason are of his progress throughout his first year. Big steps have been taken, many more to come I am sure. And will watch for updates on Baby Bennett. Take Care and my God Bless you all…. Give him a hug from me…I am sure you give him many…..

  • Cheri

    Kelly and Jason, You both have been blessed with what can only be a true miracle. The love you both have for Bennett shows on your face every single time I see pictures or videos. So many people have cried with you. He is so lucky to have you both as parents. May God continue to bless your family!

  • Amanda C

    Happy Birthday Baby Bennett!!! You and your family have people praying from all over the country!!

    You are such a miracle.

  • This is one beautiful little boy, and his story has blessed thousands! God bless this little family and the way they love and care for one another. What an example of faith and perseverance.

  • Diane

    I’ve been following your amazing story about your beautiful little boy. He is truly a gift from God. Kelly and Jason, you are such wonderful parents! Bennett is so fortunate to have parents like you. You’re so loving and caring with Bennett. You can see it in your eyes. And it looks like Bennett has beautiful blue eyes like Kelly. God bless all your family for sharing the story of Bennett with all of us.

  • tina smorey

    Happy Birthday to the most luckiest boy Bennett . You are loved by your parents and God . Keep up the progress and make them doctors wonder ! Congrats Kelly and husband will continue to pray for you and your family

  • Michelle

    What gorgeous, heartwarming photos!! Bennett IS a blessing and how beautiful he is. Happy Birthday, Bennett and wishes for many more!

  • Sue Sauers

    He is just adorable-what a blessing-Happy Birthday Bennett

  • Robert Christner

    What a beautiful and happ baby. His eyes are pure blue and can tell he gets them from his mother Good luck to all of the family

  • Georgeanna Ferry

    “For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:” 1 Samuel 1:27 Bennett, you are truly a blessing from God.

  • C Shields

    What a beautiful baby. One lucky family. Truly a miracle and blessing from God. He definitely has his hands on this one. As a parent myself of grown children and now having grandchildren I’m sure now that you can’t imagine what life would have been like without Baby Bennett. I have never met your family but feel truly blessed by the ability to stay in touch thru pictures and friends. The love that shines is absolutely amazing. From our family to yours you have our thoughts and prayers always. Continued blessings and of course HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY BABY BENNETT!!!!!

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