In reference to this post, I'd like to give an update on the funding of the water well in honor of my friend Tiffany's nephew, Lucas. We had previously worked on raising money towards this project earlier this year, but hit a plateau about halfway to the goal. Just a week ago, Tiffany and I started spreading the word again, in hopes of getting over the final hurdle. I am so proud to say that THE WELL HAS BEEN FUNDED! My amazing friends and family answered our plea, once again, and the result will be clean drinking water for people in need. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the people who donated to this special cause. Some of them don't even know Tiffany, but they contributed because they know she is important to me, and they know this pursuit is noble. Every single person that donated played a part in making this happen, and we couldn't have done it without any of you. The joy I'm experiencing right now is hard to contain. I eagerly anticipate the day I can post pictures of the well built in Lucas's name!
I just want to especially thank a couple of my girlfriends who truly epitomized the concept of paying it forward with their donations. You two ladies know who you are, and I'm in awe of your generosity. I know that Holden Uganda holds a special place in your heart because of recent events, and your willingness to help others does not go unnoticed. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
If you wish to honor another child that left us too soon, by providing clean drinking water to those in need, you can still donate to another fund or to the administration fund.
Ever since I first heard the following quote, I've tried to live by it. I think it's quite fitting here:
"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit." - Nelson Henderson