Skip Nav
Food and Activites
19 Kid-Friendly Chicken Recipes That You Can Make in the Crockpot
Kid Shopping
Baby's First Halloween: 82 Cute Costume Ideas
Harry Potter
These Harry Potter Halloween Costumes For Kids Are the Most Magical of the Bunch

In Death, 9-Year-Old Keeps Inspiration Alive

In Death, 9-Year-Old Keeps Inspiration Alive

Everybody who knew 9-year-old Rachel Beckwith will agree: she was a source of inspiration and generosity. Before Rachel died in July during a car crash in Bellevue, Washington, she had asked friends and family to donate money to bring clean water to help children in an African village. After her death, word quickly spread about her birthday wish, and the result was that the charitable agency involved, charity: water, received over $1.2 million in donations.

But the story of Rachel's legacy doesn't end here. Just a few days ago, an Oakland man came forward to say that Rachel saved his life, too. The man would have died of kidney failure had he not received a kidney transplant last July. After being told about the circumstances around his donor's death, he realized it was 9-year-old Rachel who saved his life.

Rachel's campaign has become the largest in the history of charity: water. Click here to visit the campaign and help Rachel raise money.

Image Source: Rachel Beckwith via charity:water

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Signs Your Child May Have Dyslexia
5 Discipline Mistakes Parents Make
20 Baby Keepsakes Moms Hold Onto
Signs of Giftedness
What to Know About Piercing Baby's Ears
Should You Teach Kids to Share?
Why People Defriended You on Facebook

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds