Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Finding Inspiration Everyday

Tonight at work, I met the most incredible young woman.  Her name is Tori and she is, at this moment, 15 years old.  Like most little girls, Tori dreamed about her Sweet 16 birthday party.  The party, the presents, the friends...she wanted it all.  But as she got older and became more aware of the world around her, that dreamed changed.  One day, young Tori went to her mother and said "Mom, I don't want a party for my 16th birthday.  I want to do something else."  Her new dream?  To raise money to help U.S. Military families in need.  She found an organization called Operation Once In a Lifetime, an organization that donates money to military families for things like plane tickets to see ill family members, help with auto repairs, medical bills and such.  Tori's new dream is raise $16,000 by her 16th birthday (which is in March 2012), and she calls it Operation Sweet 16. If I hadn't been so busy with work, I probably would have cried.  This young woman is one of the sweetest, most sincere people I have ever met.  I support her dream.  And I'm asking you all to do the same.  You can get more information about Tori and Operation Sweet 16 at  You can also find her on Twitter at OpSweet16, and on facebook at, you guessed it, Operation Sweet 16.


1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful "dream" and wonderful young woman! So many of us could take a lesson from the inspiring unselfishness of this "child".