12-Yr-Old Finds Sweetest Way To Comfort Grieving Families After Marshall Fire.

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Families in Boulder, Colorado, are struggling to recover from the devastating Marshall Fire, which burned 1,600 acres and destroyed more than 580 homes.


Many people are looking for ways to help the victims, including a 12-year-old who came up with an adorable idea to show her support for those who lost their pets in the disaster.

Pavlina Leising owns MM Woodworks in Boulder, and her daughter Maya frequently contributes her artistic skills to her mom’s shop. Pavlina recently posted a message on the Boulder County Fire Lost & Found Pets Facebook group with an incredibly sweet offer.

“Hello! I wanted to share something my 12 year old daughter would like to offer to the people who lost their four legged friends,” she wrote. “If you lost your pet in the Marshal Fire or know someone who did, send us a picture and Maya will paint a memory peg doll without charge.”

Maya has refused to accept any payment, but she does accept commissions on her website. What a touching idea to help people going through an unimaginable loss! We want to grow up to be just like Maya.

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