October 23, 2007 was a balmy day in Boston, much as it might have been in Cairo, Egypt. It was a good day for the momentous visit that took place between people from these two cities.
From Cairo came the formerly conjoined twins, Ahmed and Mohammed Ibrahim along with their mother and new baby brother. Their mission was to say Thank You to Eileen and Ray Tye who met them with great joy at the Airport Hilton in Boston.
There was excitement and lofty exuberance on both sides as these rambunctious 6-year old boys met the head of the Foundation that saved their lives. Songs, giggles, hugs and kisses were the order of the day and the words “I love you” were uttered freely. The boys were in the States for a series of medical tests that found them to have made great progress and to be in wonderful health. The day after visiting Boston the boys returned to Egypt, but the Tyes will not forget them, nor can they remember a more treasured moment – a moment filled with gratitude for the precious gift of life.