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).

This year’s event was inspired in July when Lisa came across a birthday card that Emily had made for her in 2008, when Emily was 15. The card has a beautiful flower painted on the front, and it reminded Lisa of a series of flower-themed “Forever” postage stamps she had seen. The idea occurred to her to create a Forever stamp from Emily’s art. It turns out the Post Office allows you to make stamps from art. Read more...>>