Summer for a college student usually means one of a few things: work, summer school, perhaps a mission trip and/or family vacation, and finally preparing to go back to school (book-buying and all the rest).
Senior Jenni Biddison gave up most of that this summer to serve her family. Thanks to her experience in outdoor rec, she was in Colorado helping lead one of Baylor’s Outdoor Adventure Line Camps when she got word that her nine-year-old brother, Josiah, was on life support. Already having been diagnosed with autism, Josiah entered the hospital June 30 with acute pancreatitis. The next day, he went into cardiac arrest; he then spent the next month in ICU.
Throughout Josiah’s stay in the hospital, his mother, Joan, stayed by his side through the day, and Jenni stayed by his side through the night, helping the nurses care for her brother and calming his fears. Though still suffering from some health issues, Josiah is now thankfully back home, and Jenni is preparing to return to Baylor for her senior year.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13
Sic ’em, Jenni!