28 Jul '11, 12am

After Her Tragic Death, a Girl’s Birthday Wish for Clean Water Gets a Big Response #touching #inspiring

After Her Tragic Death, a Girl’s Birthday Wish for Clean Water Gets a Big Response #touching #inspiring

Rachel Beckwith tragically died at the age of nine on Saturday, but that was not the end of her story. Thousands of people have been inspired by her selfless birthday wish. Rachel was the only person critically injured in a 14-car accident last Wednesday in Bellevue, Washington where her family lived. She was taken to the hospital, but sadly her injuries were fatal and she was removed from life support on Saturday night . Along with the sad news, the world began to hear about the inspiring wish Rachel had made for her ninth birthday in June: She wanted family members and friends to donate to charity: water , a non-profit providing clean water to developing countries, instead of giving her presents or money. She even set up a page on which people could donate to the organization. On it, she said “On June 12th 2011, I’m turning 9. I found out that millions of people don’t li...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/07/27/after-her-tragic-death...

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