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 Honoring Emily projects we do each year.

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

2021 was strange, to say the least. As Lisa was swimming one day, she was thinking about the heaviness around Covid, how long it was stretching on...that, and the various other divisions and challenges in our world. It then popped into her head -- What would Emily do? Something to bring in bright colors and fun! We talked about ideas as a family and this colorful lights project came to be, to bring some brightness, color and light into these crazy times.