thank you from Huang Meihua

Huang Meihua, the 12 year-old girl who was the recipient of my birthday wish donations, sent this thank you note to me and to all of those who contributed. Our money was wired to her family this week, for her ongoing medical care (and specifically for those prosthetic legs that she needs).

Friends, you are WONDERFUL.

A note for you:

I’m Brecken, the director of HandReach — the one who got to actually collect the money that Jana raised for her birthday wish to Meihua, the 12-year-old in China whose legs had been amputated in the Sichuan earthquake. We wired the money Jana raised to Meihua’s family about a week ago, and our coordinator in China told Meihua how “Auntie Jana” had raised this money in honor of her own birthday. Meihua said she was very touched and inspired by Jana’s big heart, thinking of others instead of just thinking about her own life. She said she hopes to grow up to be a woman like Jana someday and help children who need it. I’ll be meeting Meihua personally in a couple of weeks, and will look forward to sharing the photos of Meihua’s new prosthetic legs with Jana and all of her wonderful friends!

11 thoughts on “thank you from Huang Meihua

  1. Alli Easley

    Aw! This is amazing. It's crazy to see the results of donations, we usually don't get to see that these days.

  2. Missoula Redhead

    Heck, Jana, she sort of looks like you! 🙂

    I am glad you did this, and blessed to be a part of it. And most of all, glad to know that the funds will be used so well!

  3. [kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊]

    That's absolutely beautiful. I'm so glad you all were able to help her. I'm just sorry I wasn't able to right now.

    You're an amazing person, Jana.

  4. journeygal

    Seeing her picture and reading that gave me chills! 🙂 I can't wait to see a picture with her new legs.

  5. Maureen

    Brought tears to my eyes – beautiful! Now I'll have to go back to that post of yours where you told us how to do something similar.

  6. sarah k.

    It's amazing that, even at such a young age, she recognizes that your gift to her was so much more than monetary. I, too, hope she grows up to be as generous as you.

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