Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A touching story of a nine-year-old girl

This touching story is about about one nine year old girl and how her last wish has inspired thousands to give charity. On her 9th birthday, Rachel Beckwith did not ask for toys, dolls, dresses or shoes. Instead, the little girl wanted her family and friends to donate money which helps people in developing countries to survive the shortage of drinking water. Her desire was to collect 300 dollars to save 15 people in need of water.

"On12th June 2011, I will be 9 years old", she wrote on her page specially created to raise funds. found out that millions of people don’t live to see their 5th birthday. And why? Because they didn’t have access to clean, safe water so I’m celebrating my birthday like never before,” her fundraising page says. “I’m asking from everyone I know to donate to my campaign instead of gifts for my birthday.”

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Her aim was to collect $ 300, but she could only collect $ 220. She was determined to collect the balance amount in the next year but she did not survive to see her wish being fulfilled. On July 20, 2011, Rachel was traveling in a car with her mother and sister when it was hit in a 13 vehicle pile-up. Her mother and sister escaped with minor injuries but Rachel was seriously hurt. On July 23, it was decided to turn off her life support system.

a-touching-storyBut as the news about the girl's death and her last wish spread, people from around the world were deeply touched and made donations on her page, making it the largest campaign in the history of Charity Water.


For a fairly short period of time, which raised over one million dollars and donations were still coming. Sufficient collected funds in order to save 600,000 people. Rachel was an unusually good kid, and all the while trying to help other people, even after her death she managed to save one more life of a seriously ill child in need of donor organs.

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