Regan played a BIG role in the creation of this non-profit!
In 2010, while Josh and Courtney were in Uganda adopting Owen Mukisa, they met a very sick little boy named Regan at a the same orphanage. At first, they weren’t sure exactly what his “diagnosis” was… they thought it had to be something awful – something like TB, malaria, or AIDS. He had an IV that stayed in his hand at all times to give him fluids, he was too weak to bear weight on his legs, and he couldn’t speak. It was a painful reality that hit home for Josh and Courtney, as Owen was blessed enough to be going home to a family that would provide for him and love him, but Regan and many others would have to stay behind.
After establishing a relationship with the nurse, Josh asked her what was wrong with Regan, and she told him that he was diagnosed with pneumonia – something that Josh and Courtney had seen treated easily so many times. The doctor prescribed a medication that the nurse said was too expensive for them to buy. When he asked her what the medication was…Josh began to cry. A few weeks prior to their departure, the pediatric clinic he worked for had given him several vials of the exact drug – a broad range antibiotic that children in the US get often: Rocephin.
Josh told her he’d be right back, and when he returned with the antibiotic, the nurse drew it up into a syringe immediately and administered it to several kids, including Regan. The pediatric clinic back home donated the vials because they had expired a week before Josh and Courtney left the states. Neither of them could believe that the very drug Regan needed was going to be discarded…but was donated to them instead.
Over the next few days, it was still touch and go for Regan. But, on the fourth day…Josh walked out of his room and was surprised by one of the greatest sights he had ever seen. Their son, Owen, and Regan were taking turns throwing a ball with Courtney (see video) – He couldn’t believe that he was looking at the same kid! By the time they left, Regan was smiling, crawling around, and playing with the other kids. He was on the road to healing!
He was so close to death that Josh and Courtney were afraid to check on him…but the Lord had other plans for this amazing little boy. They were so blessed to be a part of Regan’s life for the few days they were at the orphanage. They were able to see God work a miracle right in front of their eyes.Unfortunately…we don’t know the rest of Regan’s story. Josh and Courtney pray for him often and hope that he is being loved like he deserves. We do know, though, that Regan’s life inspired a family to come home and start collecting more and more supplies and medicines…and that Regan’s story will change the lives of so many other people as God does work through this organization