One of the fun parts of my job is that I get to interview interesting people. Last month, I interviewed a Jamaican man living in Canada who, though he's not wealthy himself, spent almost an hour every day collecting recyclables so he could donate to the poor. This week, I got to interview Candace Cameron-Bure, whom I thought was the coolest girl alive in the 5th grade.
Back in February, I got to interview Kaitlin.
Kaitlin was 17 at the time and was sick. She had a brain tumor and when I talked to her she was in one of her bouts of chemo. She was soft-spoken and sweet. Very unassuming. But she had quite a beautiful and quiet faith in God - that he was good and that she wasn't here on earth for herself. She was offered a "wish" through the Children's Wish Foundation, which she donated in full to build a well for children in Uganda. Inspired by her, people from all over the world have given over $275,000 to build more wells in Africa.
Kaitlin passed away in May. I wrote an article about her for the blog, and you can read it here.