If tears were prayers, I'd have an ocean of supplication on his behalf... on his mother's behalf... on his father's behalf. No doubt the true can be said - moreso - for Andy and Mindy, Ben's loving parents.
Please join your prayers with mine for this family.
Blessed Mother, who understood this pain so acutely, please gather them under your mantle. Soothe their hearts with a legion of angels and protect them from despair. Send your Son to comfort them with His Mercy and Peace. Amen.
UPDATE: Sweet little Ben has flown off with Jesus. Please continue to keep this family wrapped tightly in prayer.
As I told my friend, allow your tears to flow freely. It is a work of mercy to cry with your brother and sisters. I truly believe that God gifted humanity empathy so we could share each other's grief. One person cannot cry the tears that mourn a child lost. Through our own empathy, however, we are able to share the grief and ease the burden on this heartbroken, grieving family.
Your tears are a gift. Never be afraid or ashamed to gift them freely.