In anticipation of her 9th birthday, Rachel Beckwith informed her mom that she didn’t want presents; instead, she asked friends and family to donate $9 to charity: water, so that kids her age in Africa would have clean water to drink.
She fell shy of her goal of $300, which is enough to give 15 people clean drinking water. But she pledged to do better when her 10th birthday rolled around.
Tragically, Rachel was killed in a car accident in Seattle just a month after turning 9.
But that wasn’t the end of the story. It was just the beginning.
Watch the video and be moved, uplifted and humbled.
Rachel Beckwith's Mom Visits Ethiopia. from charity: water on Vimeo.