Sunday, July 12, 2015

Outpouring of support as people pay it forward to honor selfless teen who died fulfilling her bucket list and saving her friend's life

Daily Mail | By ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES

The tragic death of Rebecca Townsend has touched people's hearts all around the world, who are now honoring the 17-year-old's memory with their own recent acts of kindness

The tragic death of Rebecca Townsend has touched people's hearts all around the world, who are now honoring the 17-year-old's memory with their own recent acts of kindness.

Townsend checked off the final item on her bucket list, to 'safe a life', when she pushed her friend out of the path of an oncoming car on July 2 and was hit and killed herself.

Rebecca had made the three-point list, which also included 'go to Spain' and 'kiss in the rain', her sophomore year in December 2012 for a school assignment.

The list had recently been returned, and Rebecca's sisters and cousins discovered it laid out on her bed shortly after her death.

Rebecca was known for her charitable work her family encouraged others to keep her 'spirit alive' by being kind to others, volunteering or donating to a cause - 'just as Rebecca strived to do'.

Now countless examples of paying it forward can now be found on the family's Remembering Rebecca Facebook page, ranging from a paid yoga class to someone deciding to donate her bone marrow in memory of the teen.

'Please enjoy your yoga class in honor of Rebecca Townsend, a precious 17-year-old girl who was taken from us one week ago today,' read a note left behind by friend Carissa Crawford.

'Rebecca was a firecracker who made it her mission to bring joy to those around her and help any and everybody who she encountered. Continue reading.

 

 

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