Kate learned about my Love4Gambia plans to run across a country in Africa from her mom, Brenda, a beautiful person that I used to work with. Kate told her mom that she wanted to help me raise money for the kids in The Gambia. Kate has a big heart and a generous spirit and she agreed to be in charge of the 50/50 draw at our Italian Club pasta dinner.
One day in February, after Liam and I did a long run together, he asked me to come in because “Kate had something to tell me.” Seated at the kitchen table, drinking milk together, Kate told me that she had decided that she only wanted donations to Love4Gambia for her 10th birthday. For the kids in The Gambia. She didn’t want any gifts (except from mom & dad). I was speechless. Thinking about this moment, while I write, my eyes fill with tears.
Kate and I had fun over February break, making her birthday party invitations using photos from my trip to The Gambia in 2007. She also gave me this super magnet. I look at it every day.
Please help make Kate’s birthday wish come true and donate to kids in The Gambia for her. She’s turning 10 and $10 would be a happy birthday gift . All you have to do is click here or click my “donate now” button on the homepage.
I know that Kate is going to grow up into an exceptional young women. She is exceptional now. At age 10, she is already living the change that she wants to see in the world. How lucky the world is to have Kate.
Happy birthday, sweet girl.