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.