Finding Faith in the Field

On a cold April day, sixteen-year old Ben Hylden tried on his suit coat for the upcoming school prom, then sped toward nearby Park River, ND for an appointment. Running late and driving too fast, he lost control of his car on ice, flipped the car and was thrown out the passenger's door-plunging face first into an icy field. Hylden's face and body were crushed beyond recognition, along with his dreams of being a basketball star. After being found by his parents in the field just minutes later and rushed to a nearby hospital, he was only given a 5% chance to survive due to the severity of his injuries. However, as he dramatically surpassed the expectations of his doctors, he miraculously escaped his supposed death sentence and began on a remarkable journey of faith and recovery where he endured many life hardships, which ultimately taught him what truly

matters most in life.


--Benjamin Duane Hylden