Changing the world for good, one Facebook post at a time

The author’s sister-in-law died days after a recent car accident. As she fought to stay alive, messages of support poured in from around the world, giving the family strength. 

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As a media relations director for one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid organizations, I regularly use social media to highlight World Vision‘s relief and development work in nearly 100 countries and urge people to get involved.

Yet, even I had no idea the profound impact just a few Facebook posts can make until this past week.

A fatal car accident

On the evening of Mar. 15, 2013, my sister-in-law, Georgia Galey, was involved in a fatal car accident as she was on her way from San Antonio to Dallas to visit family. A teenager on his cell phone failed to see her car and turned in front of Georgia, colliding into her small car and unexpectedly forcing both vehicles to spin out of control.

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