The Make-a-Wish Foundation has transformed the lives of countless children with terminal illness. But one sick little girl wanted to use her wish to transform others' lives instead.
Brain cancer patient Amelia Meyer decided to help clean up the parks of Kansas City. The 8-year-old put in work at four green spaces, alongside hundreds of volunteers that wanted to help fulfill her selfless act. The mayor even got involved. And the Missouri Make-a-Wish manager Megan Haw called her an inspiration.
"She could've wished to go to Disney, she could've wished to go on a cruise or go to Europe, and her wish was to take care of the world for the day," Haw said.
Amelia was inspired by walks she took with her grandma, where they would regularly pick up litter whenever they saw it.
"It doesn’t look nice and another reason is because it can stay dirty and it can get animals sick," Amelia said.
Not only was her compassionate journey a success, the love and support Amelia has received throughout it has helped her family cope during this difficult time.
"My level of gratitude is unbelievable," Amelia's mom Jill said. "My kid is so happy today and that's what it's about and that just thrills me beyond words."
via Huffington Post