Dying Girl Used Her Last Wish On 150 Other Children. This is a Tearjerker.

My poem, “The Dash” is based on that little line on a tombstone, between the dates of birth and death. Ultimately, that dash is... Dying Girl Used Her Last Wish On 150 Other Children. This is a Tearjerker.

My poem, “The Dash” is based on that little line on a tombstone, between the dates of birth and death.

Ultimately, that dash is a symbol which represents every day we’ve spent alive on earth. Therefore, how you spend your “dash” is all that really matters. Following is an amazing story about someone whose dash, albeit brief, truly made a difference.

Recently I heard about a little girl named Hope Stout. After learning more about her life, I couldn’t help but feel it was not by coincidence, nor happenstance, that she had been named “Hope.” It had to be attributed to fate. The compassion and generosity housed in her young heart made a lasting impression on me and countless others, and her legacy of love continues to bless lives every day.

Though I never had the opportunity to meet her, I wish I had. It seems as though she was wise beyond her tender years and very, very special. When I tell people her story, I always say, “if this doesn’t inspire you, I don’t think there’s much that could …”


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