A beautiful child, just five years of age, died unexpectedly in October, and today, her legacy to homeless animals is living on in Reisterstown, Md., reported Wednesday's WBAL News.
Little Sarah Jayne Orton of Finksburg, died unexpectedly two weeks ago after she fell ill.
On Sarah's fifth birthday, the compassionate little girl, whose heart was filled with compassion and generosity, had a special request - that gifts for her birthday be made instead, to the Baltimore Humane Society.
Wise beyond her tender years, Sarah realized that her loving family, and safe home, were enough; she understood that gifts from others would be better served for the homeless animals who had no family of their own.
Now that Sarah is gone, her family has set up a foundation to honor her love of animals and continue her legacy of giving - the Sarah Jayne Orton Memorial Foundation. All donations made to the foundation will go to care for the animals at Baltimore Humane Society's no-kill shelter.
Sarah is gone, but her beautiful heart and generous spirit will live on, her family shared:
Sarah's favorite color was "rainbow." We all take comfort in knowing that Sarah is now with her beloved pets at the Rainbow Bridge looking down and smiling that her legacy lives on.
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