Kidneys of girl killed in I-90 crash go to California man

Kidneys of girl killed in I-90 crash go to California man

Kidneys of girl killed in I-90 crash go to California man

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 2:22 PM

The death of a nine-year-old girl who was killed on Interstate 90 this summer has resulted in tens of thousands of children in faraway lands being given fresh water.

It’s also meant that a San Francisco Bay-area man will get to live.

Rachel Beckwith died in July after a 15 vehicle crash in Bellevue.  Word quickly spread about her birthday wish to raise $300 for children in Africa to have clean drinking water. People were moved to donate to “Charity Water,” which has now raised more than $1.2 million in Rachel’s name. More than 62,000 children will be helped.

A man named Mark, who didn’t want to give his last name, received Rachel’s kidneys after she was taken off life support.

"I received a gift that you can't even describe how big it was,” said Mark. "Knowing that a child,a young child, passed away and the family made available this organ for me is just almost too much emotionally.”

To donate to Rachel’s charity, click here.

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