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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Brenden Foster

I started this blog because I honestly believe that little things add meaning and depth to our lives. Brenden Foster of Bothell, Washington made the case far better than I ever have. Mix in some pure motives, and you have all the makings of a story that will bring you to tears.

Brenden died last Friday of leukemia. He was just 11 years old. But before he died, he had a simple wish. And it had nothing to do with himself, even though he knew he would die in two weeks or less. He wanted to feed a group of homeless people he saw one day as he returned home from one of his visits to the clinic.

He wasn’t able to do it himself, but his selfless attitude inspired 15 volunteers in nearby Seattle to make 200 sandwiches  and take them to the homeless in the downtown area. If the story ended there, it would be enough to move you. But it doesn’t. People from all across the country began hearing about Brenden and tens of thousands of dollars were raised and truckloads of donations flooded into food pantries.

What started as a simple wish turned into a reality on a bigger scale than any 11-year-old boy, or any adult, could ever imagine.

Here’s a link to an article about Brenden on the ABC News website. And here’s a link to a video about his story from ABC News.


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