Rebecca Meyer was taken too soon, on her sixth birthday. Rebecca was fierce, joyful, stubborn, kind, loving and mischievous. She loved purple, sparkles and Katy Perry.
Her father, Eric Meyer
, shared the journey of Rebecca’s diagnosis, treatments and death with the online community with profound grace and raw emotion. We were right there with him and his family each step of the way and, we hope, offered moral support through our medium of the web. There were hundreds of posts from people who felt helpless and wanted to do more.
For just about anyone who has built a website, Eric Meyer is known as a consistent and stable force in the web design and development world especially his work in CSS and web standards. The technical community has benefited through the years from his work and his generosity for sharing what he has learned along the way.
As many of you know, the Meyer Family requested donations for the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia
and St. Baldrick’s Foundation
In celebration of Rebecca’s life and in recognition of Eric and his commitment to the tech community, we are providing an opportunity to make donations online that will be combined into one large gift to be directed by Eric and Kat, his wife.
I encourage everyone to take a moment to remember what Eric has meant to our community and suggest that we show our thanks by participating in the fund as a community to celebrate Eric’s Little Spark and daughter, Rebecca Alison Meyer.
Let’s stand together as a community and continue to support Eric and his family through their journey by doing something more.
Thank you.Nancy Massey, accessibility expert, Section 508 compliance and all things digital in celebration of the time I spent with Rebecca when she was in Philadelphia.
Kimberly Blessing, web developer and standards evangelist, in support of my colleague and friend, Eric, and his family
In partnership with the Meyer Family.