Girl’s Death, Selfless Act Inspires Others

Posted: July 25, 2011 in News, SPOTLIGHT: Kids Making a Difference
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This little girl shows us the power of a giving and loving heart and how we all can make a difference in someone’s life. Not just that, we all should make a difference because one never knows when our life is gonna’ end.

Check this story on CNN:

For her 9th birthday last month, Rachel Beckwith told people that instead of giving her presents, they should donate to a charity providing clean water to families in developing nations.

The Seattle-area girl came up with $220, short of her $300 goal. She figured she’d try to raise more money next year.

Then came the crash.

Rachel died Saturday, taken off life support at a Seattle hospital three days after she and six other people were injured in a 14-vehicle pileup on Interstate 90 near her home in Bellevue, Washington, CNN affiliate KOMO reported.

But before her death, as word of Wednesday’s crash spread, so did news about Rachel’s fundraising wish. Her church took to Facebook, Twitter and its own website to promote her cause.

As of Monday afternoon, Rachel’s online fundraising page for the nonprofit group “charity: water” had landed more than $130,000 in donations, from more than 2,400 donors.

“Rest in peace knowing that your wish is helping people in ways that you could have never imagined,” one contributor wrote on the campaign site.

Read more here.

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