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Donation to medical centre in Shelburne in honour of Carmen's birthday

Carmen Huskilson and her brother Ryan
Carmen Huskilson and her brother Ryan

SHELBURNE - A little girl named Carmen continues to have an amazing impact in her community.

In addition to the hundreds, if not thousands, of Paying it Forward acts of kindness that have taken place since the death of Carmen Faith Huskilson at the age of five in January, her family made a big announcement on the Paying it Forward Facebook page over the weekend.

“In honour of Carmen’s sixth birthday we have a huge announcement to make,” her parents Jennie and H. Andrew Huskilson shared. “Through the very generous support of many people, we are so excited to share with you all that The Carmen Faith Memorial Fund has $95,000 that we have pledged to the rebuilding of the Shelburne Medical Centre.”

Carmen’s parents said they are still waiting for details about the building plans.

“We can't thank you all enough for the love and support shown to our family through this most difficult time and we are happy to be able to use the money to ‘Pay it Forward’ to as many families as possible,” read the Facebook posting. “Now go do something kind for someone today.”

It didn’t take long for someone to do just that. A couple of hours after the funding announcement posting, Jennie Huskilson posted this: “Just got off the phone with an amazing man who, along with his family, is going to contribute $5,000 to top our contribution up to $100,000.”

And the kindness didn’t stop there. Over the weekend Carmen’s family, through The Carmen Faith Memorial Fund, donated $5,000 to the IWK Foundation during the children’s hospital telethon.

Carmen had endured many health battles in her short life. But despite her medical complications she was described as a happy girl who never complained. At her funeral her parents asked people to ‘pay it forward’ in their daughter’s name in keeping with the little girl’s outlook on life.

The good deeds, both within Shelburne County and beyond, started immediately and haven’t stopped since.

Read more about the "paying it forward" efforts here.

In addition to the hundreds, if not thousands, of Paying it Forward acts of kindness that have taken place since the death of Carmen Faith Huskilson at the age of five in January, her family made a big announcement on the Paying it Forward Facebook page over the weekend.

“In honour of Carmen’s sixth birthday we have a huge announcement to make,” her parents Jennie and H. Andrew Huskilson shared. “Through the very generous support of many people, we are so excited to share with you all that The Carmen Faith Memorial Fund has $95,000 that we have pledged to the rebuilding of the Shelburne Medical Centre.”

Carmen’s parents said they are still waiting for details about the building plans.

“We can't thank you all enough for the love and support shown to our family through this most difficult time and we are happy to be able to use the money to ‘Pay it Forward’ to as many families as possible,” read the Facebook posting. “Now go do something kind for someone today.”

It didn’t take long for someone to do just that. A couple of hours after the funding announcement posting, Jennie Huskilson posted this: “Just got off the phone with an amazing man who, along with his family, is going to contribute $5,000 to top our contribution up to $100,000.”

And the kindness didn’t stop there. Over the weekend Carmen’s family, through The Carmen Faith Memorial Fund, donated $5,000 to the IWK Foundation during the children’s hospital telethon.

Carmen had endured many health battles in her short life. But despite her medical complications she was described as a happy girl who never complained. At her funeral her parents asked people to ‘pay it forward’ in their daughter’s name in keeping with the little girl’s outlook on life.

The good deeds, both within Shelburne County and beyond, started immediately and haven’t stopped since.

Read more about the "paying it forward" efforts here.

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