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Thursday, December 11, 2003
      ( 1:25 PM )
Coolest Kid Award

This little girl shows all of us what it really means to care for others and to put actions behind our words:

"I want you to always know that you are loved,
especially by me," the letter says. "And always
remember to be positive, polite and never give
up. Love Your Friend, Makenzie."

The writer is 13-year-old Makenzie Snyder, who
has been sending duffel bags and stuffed animals
to foster children since she was 7. Her mission:
comfort neglected children who often are shuttled
between temporary homes.

"I like to cheer up foster kids who have no real
family," the Bowie girl says. "They are important,
but no one cares for them. They are mostly

In six years, Makenzie has sent 28,000 stuffed animals and duffel bags to foster kids. Read the whole article. You might just find yourself inspired today.

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