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The Color Purple

Jeffrey Zeldman:

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.

Rebecca’s favorite color was purple, and so today DF goes purple, for Rebecca and for her family.

Thursday, 12 June 2014