On Saturday, at six years, eleven and a half hours old, Rebecca Meyer — a spark of joy to her parents, siblings, friends, and people she never met — died as a tumor in her brain snuffed out her spark. I learned from Jeffrey Zeldman of Matt Robin’s idea to honor her memory:
Rebecca’s favorite color was purple, and in the language of the web “#663399″ is the color code for a particularly lovely shade of purple.
- Tweet out your support with the #663399Becca hashtag.
- Turn your avatar to a shade of purple (or, if like me you have no artistic ability — turn the whole thing purple).
- Donate in memory of Rebecca, as Eric Meyer requests, to St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research or to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
- Give an extra special hug to the ones you love…today, tomorrow, and every day.