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So I was reading to Casey from an American Girl book about a…
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So I was reading to Casey from an American Girl book about a turn-of-the-century immigrant kid the night before last, and we got to the chapter where one of the girl's friends died of cholera.

Casey was a little upset, and she started asking me questions, and I knew the answers to some of them but not all of them, so we went in the living room and started looking stuff up online.

To make a long story short, she's decided to donate a bunch of her allowance money to cholera relief in Africa, and she's told her first grade teacher that she wants to work for Doctors Without Borders when she grows up.

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amanda_mary From: amanda_mary Date: September 18th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
What an awesome kid. This is exactly the kind of story that gives me hope for the future.
mofic From: mofic Date: September 18th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's so wonderful when you see them developing a social conscience early.
evil_fizz From: evil_fizz Date: September 19th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Hurrah, Casey! Did you guys get to talk about John Snow?
tellinellen From: tellinellen Date: September 22nd, 2009 08:54 am (UTC) (Link)
that is great! yay for casey. and for you - it really says something about both of you that her sadness led to action.
thinggtwoo From: thinggtwoo Date: October 12th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Well Done, Casey & Dad!!!
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