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Rachel Beckwith: Crash that killed kid,but powered charity

9-yr-old's death from a car crash inspired people around the world to donate more than $1 million.

Written by Agencies |
July 25, 2012 10:56:45 am

In honor of Rachel Beckwith’s 9th birthday,one year after the 9-year-old’s death from a car crash inspired people around the world to donate more than $1 million to a charity in her honor,her mom is in Ethiopia this week visiting the water wells her philanthropy paid for.

Samantha Paul,said Tuesday her trip to the Tigray region of Ethiopia one year after her daughter died hasn’t been as hard as she thought it would be.

Seeing the need for water in this area and the people that Rachel’s fundraising campaign have helped Paul focus on Rachel’s gift,instead of her death.

Image provided by charity: water,Rachel Beckwith is seen in an undated photo.

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