After cheating death, Jodi Weyers’ brother writes book on his journey back to health.

Updated: Dec 15, 2021


Jodi Weyers holds a copy of her brother's book, Back from Death’s Doorstep. Purchase your copy from Beans & Franks.

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


When Benji Evans was first admitted to a hospital on June 19, 2016, his family could never have imagined that it would be the start of a two-year journey that would include 100 days in the hospital, 18 days in a coma, 16 surgeries, coding three times, three life flights and 42 units of blood transfusions.


Benji is the brother of Stephenville resident Jodi Weyers who also owns Beans & Franks with her husband Jeff.

Following his journey back from the brink of death, Benji has written a book about his experience - Back from Death’s Doorstep – that is now available at Beans & Franks and on Amazon.


(The book is free on Kindle Unlimited and $27.99 for the hardcover.)

“Benji is passionate about sharing his story with others to give people hope who may be going through a trying time,” Jodi told Beneath the Surface News. “He decided the best way to do that was to write a book about his experience and share how he encountered the power of God’s miraculous healing.”


The family says the traumatic two years not only brought them closer together, but strengthened their faith.

In addition to Benji’s account of his illness, the book includes perspectives from his wife Davina, mother Janelle, Jodi and physician and best friend Dillon.


I can hardly wait to read it.


Today, Benji and his wife reside in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

BLOOD DRIVE AT BEANS & FRANKS


To honor those who gave blood to save Benji’s life, Beans & Franks will partner with Carter BloodCare to host a blood drive from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13.