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Emily Ley Blog

Random Acts of Kindness & The Cystinosis Research Foundation

November 07, 2018

While I was in college, I met Christi Tyner. I loved her bright, outgoing personality and her unshakable faith. We met through mutual friends and though we attended different schools, we stayed friends when she moved to Pensacola to marry her college sweetheart, Justin. I was so inspired by a tradition she started with their daughter Charleigh that I started doing it with my family.

A few short years later, when her first son was born, their lives changed forever and the Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar became more than a family tradition but a way for Christi and I to join together to raise money for the Cystinosis Research Foundation. Meet my friends, Christi and Justin... 

Since 2013, YOU have helped us contribute over $22,000 to the Cystinosis Research Foundation to fund groundbreaking research supporting these sweet kiddos. Let's keep it going!!! I’d love to ask you, if your heart feels moved, to share this post, purchase your own RAK Advent Calendar on our site (cards will be delivered to you as a printable via email for you to print at home) and the opportunity to give to the Cystinosis Research Foundation. Thank you SO very much!


And thank you Christi, for your incredible example of God’s love and dedication to what matters most. So inspired by you sweet friend.