A week ago there was a huge, multiple car accident on I-90. My window at work basically overlooks the stretch of the freeway where the accident occurred. I wasn't at work when it happened but I did see the aftermath as it took several hours to clear the scene. A 9 year old girl was killed in this accident. A beautiful little girl, whose wish for her 9th birthday was to raise $300 to provide clean water to developing countries. She fell $80 short. And then the accident happened - a horrible tragedy. Out of the tragedy has come an amazing, incredible story. Her donation page was re-opened and donations started pouring in. She has now raised over $475K (the last time I looked at her page) and it is still growing.
This is such an heart-wrenching yet heart-warming story and has really touched me. Such an outpouring of love and support in the face of tragedy. And such hope. How good can come out of such a tragedy.
Since I've been writing this the total has gone to over $483K. Check out Rachel's webpage.