Monday, November 24, 2008

A Little Child Shall Lead...


I didn't know Brenden Foster, but I certainly heard a lot about this remarkable, inspiring young man the past few weeks. Brenden died of leukemia on Friday, November 21st, just one day after his dying wish came true. The Make a Wish Foundation offered Brenden a trip to Disneyland. Brenden refused the offer and said he wanted to feed the homeless. KOMO TV, a local TV station held a food drive in his name on Thursday, the day before Brenden went to be with the Lord. They stuffed I don't know how many 53 ' trailers and made over $60,000 to feed the needy. One woman donated a check for $20,000! Brenden is an inspiration ! I am touched in a way that I cannot express. I was listening to Reba Duets on Saturday and she and Carole King were singing "Everyday People". It is one of my favorites and it will now forever remind me of this young boy. God bless his family and comfort them in their loss. Heaven was made much brighter on Friday with the presence of this sweet and caring boy.

You can see some of his story here. There are many MANY stories if you just google Brenden Foster on the internet.

5 comments:

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

Oh my yes!!!! What a special boy he was... And to be so thoughtful of others. I also wish him wonderful things to come in the kingdom of our lord. May he always be happy and full of smiles. Thank you for sharing this heart warming story. Of one amazing little boy and his unselfish love for others.
M

Jill Scott said...

Thank you for sharing this. It's so touching.

Amber said...

I heard about this yesterday on the news. A lot of adults can learn from this boy!!

Susie said...

Thanks for sharing this story! Have a Happy Thanksgiving:-)

Sherryknit said...

This story touched my heart. What a brave child. I hope and pray he is with GOD. no pain, no suffering now for a special child.

Thanks for sharing this story.