My daughter Emily is ten years old. This year, all 4th graders at Associated Hebrew Day School participated in a program called Project Give Back. Each student had to pick a charity to learn about and to teach his or her fellow students about. When Emily and I started talking about this project, she didn’t hesitate for a single second.
“Friends of Maddie. Obviously.”
Although the two never met, Miss Maddie made a huge impact on my little girl.
Emily donated $100, from her own pocket, to Friends of Maddie.
She wears purple just for Maddie.
She lets purple balloons go just for Maddie.
She marched in the rain just for Maddie.
Emily is a special kid.
Just like Maddie.
I am just so ridiculously angry at the world that the two will never get to meet. They would have been a force.