This past January, the InspireMore team first heard about McKenzie. McKenzie is African American and has albinism; many of her peers were bullying McKenzie because of her unique appearance.
Dallas, Texas nonprofit
Behind Every Door
decided to brighten McKenzie’s spirits and celebrate her one-of-a-kind beauty by organizing a totally glam photoshoot and making McKenzie the star.
We shared the special photoshoot with our readers in
; still, something told us we could do more— but we knew we needed help.
On Valentine’s Day, we shared McKenzie’s story in Morning Smile , InspireMore’s daily newsletter, asking our readers to write letters of encouragement to McKenzie. The next morning, we woke up to nearly . In the weeks that followed, we were bombarded with Valentine’s cards, online messages, hand-written letters, even artwork. All in, we received over 400 letters.
These weren’t your average comments, either, these were heartfelt letters with life-changing words of affirmation for this little girl. We got to work putting them all together in a gorgeous scrapbook for McKenzie to treasure forever… In May, we finally had the chance to give it to her, and the moment was truly beautiful.
From the entire InspireMore team: thank you to everyone who wrote to McKenzie! Because of your kindness, we get to make a difference in a young girl’s life. At InspireMore, our mission is to brighten the world and spread hope… and .
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