Nick Kristof: Rachel’s Last Fund-Raiser

Posted by Paull Young | Posted in charity: water, Internet, Life | Posted on 11-08-2011


Rachel Beckwith’s story has touched me deeply. She was trying to raise $300 for charity: water her 9th birthday when she was tragically killed in a car crash. Strangers have since donated nearly $1 million in her name.

So it’s all the more inspiring to see one of my favorite journalists, Nick Kristof, cover her story in the NY Times:

“In the midst of this grim summer, my faith in humanity has been restored by the saga of Rachel Beckwith. She could teach my generation a great deal about maturity and unselfishness — even though she’s just 9 years old, or was when she died on July 23 … Yet this is a story not just of one girl, but of a generation of young people working creatively to make this a better world.”

Read the piece in full here.

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