I just found out today too. I think we go to the same church. I have been getting his mother's updates daily on Facebook over the last week while Ben was getting weaker. It was so hard to read some of them, but his story gave my heart so much encouragement.
From his final statements at church, we know he was able to journey Home with out fear and with complete surrender to God. His bravery over the last year could only have been from God and his story is such a testament to the strength God provides in our darkest hour.
I pray his family continues to lean on God for their strength.