All the caring and all the medicine, all the prayers and all the
love from friends and strangers, could not stop this cancer from
claiming this child. Caught between horror and hope, all of us
watched as the Meyer family fought to save their beautiful middle
child’s life. They did everything that could be done to save
Rebecca. Then they did more.
Now it’s time to do something for them. Some little,
heartbreakingly inadequate thing for a girl who got dragged
into a fight no one could win, and stayed a pure, brave spirit
to the end.
I met Rebecca Meyer two years ago — our families ran into each other by coincidence on vacation at Disney World. I remember a very happy and delightful little girl.