On May 9th, 2012, the world lost Emily Benatar to bacterial meningitis*.  Her life is a reminder to live every moment fully with a sense of humor and to be kind to one another. 


This website is a place for those who are missing Emily to be able to hear her voice and see her being her funny self, and see some of the many amazing things she created.


It's also a place to share the Emily's Way projects we do to support a cause in Emily's honor. 

*Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that can affect the blood (sepsis) or the lining of the brain and spinal cord (bacterial meningitis).

This year's theme for our Emily's Way event was to keep it simple and honor Emily by doing art. We wanted to give people the time, place and supplies to have fun and use the creative part of their minds. The Palo Alto Art Center provided a wonderful teacher, Ann, who brought an extensive variety of magazines and beautiful papers for making collages on thin wooden boards, both small (for coasters) and larger (for place mats).  Read more...>>