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A REMARKABLE STORY OF LOVE, LOSS AND NEW LIFE FOUND IN THE DARK
Sixteen years ago, Juli Boit, a 25-year-old nurse practitioner, moved from Los Angeles to a small village in Kenya to be a part of an HIV program. In 2009, she founded a hospice called Kimbilio where men, women, and children come either to heal or to be loved until they die.
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.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FROM BEYOND THE SKIES
This is a remarkable story about impossible things becoming possible through love, perseverance, and the strength of community.Eliud KipchogeMarathon World Record Holder and Olympic Gold Medalist
As you read her story, Juli's grief will become yours. You will find yourself in tears at times as she shares her pain and her questions in their rawest state. You will likewise share in her joy as you see God and others show up in her story to embrace her in the love and support her story is defined by.Blythe HillCEO/Founder, Dressember Foundation
If you’re seeking community and need to believe in the goodness of your fellow man again because you can’t quite see it lately, grab this book.Albert TateCo-Founder and Lead Pastor, Fellowship Church, Monrovia, California
This true story of faith, hope, and love is one that shows as real as our troubles may be, they are not the end of the story. Your challenges may not be the exact same as Juli’s remarkable story, but I trust through this you will be strengthened to take God’s next step for you in Love.Tom HughesCo-Lead Pastor, Christian Assembly Church, Los Angeles, California
Juli tells the story of how a life grounded in love can dare to be vulnerable to the unexpected as an essential path toward wholeness for herself, her family, and the community of support that surrounds her. We all need to face the unknown empowered by her invitation to the wonder of love.Dr. Joe Mamlin and Sarah Ellen MamlinAMPATH Kenya
A heroic, uplifting account of easing others’ suffering and building a family.Kirkus ReviewsStarred Review
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