Rachel's Wish

"On July 23, 2011, nine-year-old Rachel Beckwith was killed in a tragic car accident on highway I-90 near Seattle, Washington. After her death, thousands of people all around the world started donating to her mycharity: water fundraising page, and over the course of a month, raised over $1.2 million in Rachel’s honor. That money is now helping 60,000 people get access to clean water.
It's been exactly a year since the accident. In honor of the anniversary, Rachel’s mom, Samantha, and her grandparents, Richard and Roseanne, visit Ethiopia with charity: water and meet some of the people Rachel helped." - quoted from Vimeo
I saw this video posted on facebook, and it immediately brought tears to my eyes.  It's an emotional, moving story about how one person can make a difference.  If you have 5 minutes, I encourage you to take the time to watch this.


heather{land} said...

Let the waterworks flow. This little bit of goodness was just what I needed after a really tough day in the ICU.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I too got so teary eyed!! What a way to impact the world and leave a stamp with your name. We go to church there and are excited for Charity Water Drinks for Drinks event this upcoming Friday!!!

mina said...

I had read about this but hadn't seen the video. What a beautiful story. Thanks for posting it.