ON AN ORDINARY FRIDAY AFTERNOON
In 2016, a one-kilogram baby boy wrapped in pink was brought to Kimbilio Hospice. His name was Ryan, and he had been born prematurely earlier that week. His mom passed away while giving birth and neighbors miraculously kept Ryan alive on water alone for five days until they brought him to the hospice. Juli and her husband, Titus, brought Ryan to their home to care for him, simply wanting to make sure he would survive. When Ryan was 6 months old, he, along with two of his other siblings, were diagnosed with sickle cell disease. In Kenya, 50-90% of children with sickle cell die before they reach their fifth birthday.
This is a remarkable story of love, courage, and new life found within the dark. It is an invitation to all who read it to do courageous things.