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Sisters4Water, Ella and Mabel, were the keynote speakers at H2O for Life’s annual Water Ball on Saturday in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year’s theme was “The Stories We Tell.” The girls designed a dynamite slide show and gave a keynote speech celebrating their nine years of water activism, philanthropy, and potholder weaving. They received a rousing standing ovation from the 400 attendees and sold out of the seventy potholders that they made for the event.
It was an unforgettable night. The entire H2O for Life team is incredibly inspiring. The girls can’t stop talking about their next goal: traveling to Nicaragua or Kenya to help in the construction of the water projects they fund.
We thank you for being an essential part of their story and for championing their global citizenship.
Love and gratitude,
Kate & Ciaran
– Submitted by Kate Wilson (mom to Ella and Mabel)
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