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Forum topic by HokieMojo posted 08-04-2011 12:08 AM 1220 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-04-2011 12:08 AM

I saw an article somewhere on the internet with some terrible news. The short rundown is that a young girl died in a car accident shortly after her 9th birthday. For that birthday, she had asked that people donate money to a charity in lieu of giving her gifts. She fell slightly short of her $300 goal and planned to try again on her 10th birthday. Because she could no longer do this herself, people have taken on her challenge since her death and I’ve been amazed to see what her original selfless gift has been turned into. I thought that some people here might like to hear about how some good has come from an awful tragedy. I think it is also a good reminder that the things we do in life may follow us after death in ways that we never expected.

Here is a link to the story:

And here is a link to her page to see what has happened:

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 12:22 AM

What an incredible story. Gotta love kids.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 03:02 AM

Thanks for sharing this sad but wonderful story : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 08-05-2011 03:04 PM

Glad you guys found it worthwhile. She has raised more for the charity than anyone else has to date, including many notable celebrities. What a legacy to leave behind.

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#4 posted 08-05-2011 05:01 PM

Thank you for sharing this. It brought a tear to my eye and I gladly donated $100.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 08-09-2011 10:24 PM

That’s awesome Rich. Very generous too.

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#6 posted 08-11-2011 09:30 PM

Kids see the simple solution – you see a problem fix it, take action.

We too often stand back and say why doesn’t “Somebody” do something – or why doesn’t government step in and take care of it, even though it is US that is right there in the front row seat, able to help immediately.
We haven’t always been that way. We used to take care of each other.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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