Anissa was only in her mid-30's when hypertrophic cardiomyopathy began to thicken the wall of her heart. Anissa became so ill that walking small distances exhausted her. Her liver and lungs were also failing as a result of this genetic condition.
We were gathered around a picnic table on a Sunday afternoon after worship. The bright sun warmed us as we ate lunch. The couple that sat across from me began to tell their story. They were young, hardly out of college, and somewhere in the conversation, I realized they were something very special, indeed.