Everyone who met Emma Sorensen in her short 13 years on Earth was incredibly lucky. When asked to describe her, her cheerleading coach called her “the best leader,” while her mom said she was “lively, fun, active, [and] sassy.”
Emma’s battle against brain cancer began in August 2018. Despite the care and treatment she received, she passed away in January 2020. Her parents are heartbroken, but they quickly decided to honor her powerful legacy by encouraging the world to #SpreadHerSparkle.
Throughout her fight, her family gave updates through a Facebook group called EmmaStrong. Rather than delete the page after her passing, her mom Kelley transformed it into a movement.
In an email to InspireMore, Michele Green, Emma’s aunt, said she and Kelley “created #LiveLikeEmma kindness cards, where you perform a random act of kindness and give the recipient of the good deed a card in hopes they will pay it forward.”
Now people are not only supporting their neighbors, but they’re also making Emma proud!
In just two months, Michele said, “The response [has been] overwhelming.” Individuals “around the country and beyond” are requesting kindness cards!
Neighbors are stepping up to make masks and provide food to health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Kelley gave “spaghetti dinners to over 400 people who are shut down in south Florida and in need.”
And that’s not all! In a Facebook update, Kelley said she’s busy setting up a foundation in Emma’s honor. Her ultimate goal is to live “every day in hopes of making you proud and spreading your sparkle!”
We know Emma would be thrilled to see how much kindness she’s spreading! Keep up the great work, Sorensen family. We’re sending you all our love during this difficult time.
Check out the EmmaStrong page to find out how you can get involved, and share this story to help #SpreadHerSparkle.
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