We hoped, we prayed, and we stayed on the phone with our volunteer throughout the night as Stich was rushed to Moscow for an urgent MRI test. New concerns had emerged in his condition – enough time had passed for medications to alleviate a cerebral edema, but he continued to drift in and out of consciousness, a warning sign we couldn’t ignore. Today, the MRI report arrived, and its findings are utterly devastating. The head injuries were incompatible with life. The doctor explained that typically, such injuries result in immediate fatality, and the fact that Stich lived for five days … Continue reading Stich