Posted by Paly Class of 2011 , a member of the Duveneck School community, on May 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm
I have had the pleasure to know Emily for the past eight years. She was such a wonderful person. I never knew her not to have a smile and she was always so full of life. My thoughts go out to all mourning her death. Rest in peace, dear Emily
Posted by former paly student, a member of the Palo Alto High School community, on May 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm
Emily was such an amazing vivacious person and such a positive influence on all those around her. I was so saddened to hear of her untimely death. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I am glad to see the overwhelming amount of support that has gone out on facebook. She obviously left quite an impact on all of those who came into contact with her and will be fondly remembered.
Posted by bryan , a member of the Palo Alto High School community, on May 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm
I knew Emily since 8th grade, at jordan middle school, she was kind, nice, smart, friendly to other people, and she graduated with me and the class of 2011 last year, i will never forget the memories that I had and the class of 2011 had, RIP emily, you be greatly missed by us, and class of 2011
Posted by Wash U Grad, a member of the El Carmelo School community, on May 11, 2012 at 8:58 am
Very sad. I feel horrible for Emily's friends and family. I also went to Palo Alto schools (Gunn) and graduated from Wash U. in St. Louis. Shocking this could happen at a place like Wash U., it's a top notch university with world-class healthcare. Guess the quality of care doesn't matter at a certain point if the strain of meningitis is strong enough.
Posted by Paly Grad 2010/ Teammate , a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on May 11, 2012 at 10:52 am
She will always be with us, giggling and brightening our days. This is so terribly tragic, but I know her beautiful spirit is with us every day. Love you so much EmBen, thanks for making our world a better place. <3
Posted by Paly Parent x3, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on May 11, 2012 at 11:04 am
This is beyond horrible... I never met sweet Emily, yet my heart breaks as if she was my own. My Paly children and their friends knew her and they feel the pain as well. This tragedy can happen to any child, anyone, at anytime. My deepest, deepest sympathy to her parents, family, her friends and our Paly community. We all ache at such a loss... I'm so, so sorry. Rest In Peace Dear...
May God cradle your parents, keep you warm in his arms and in peace in his kingdom.