Emru Townsend
Emru passed away on November 11th, 2008. That's where it ended -not really.

Back in 2008, we were approached by Tamu Townsend who told us about her brother, Emru. Emru was diagnosed with Leukemia a year earlier, and Tamu was determined to do everything she could to find him a stem cell match. It was through her determined efforts -before our own- that policies changed, and big wheels turned. She remains an advocate today and reminds us, no one person has to do everything. It's our collective action that will transform the landscape.

Emru helped us see just how big the problem was. Though he found a match, and had a transplant, things did not work out. He is survived by his wife Vicky, and son Max.

By all accounts, Emru was an extremely versatile and accomplished artist, journalist, historian, developer and well...his eclectic pursuits are described elsewhere.

Emru, on Emru:

A very candid, poignant, moving photostream...
5x5media - links to many of his sites
framespersecond and on wikipedia
The Top 15 Wackiest USB Devices - some of his writing
The 10 Worst Games of All Time - more writing
Difficult hunt on for bone marrow donor

What others have to say about Emru:

Emru Townsend Dies by Yardena Arar, PCWorld
Emru Townsend by Dan Tynan
A Life Well Lived By Harry McCracken
Emru Townsend by Mark Mayerson
Emru Townsend by Didier Ghez
Paying Respect to Emru Townsend
Emru Townsend dies by The Gazette
Emru by William K Wolfrum

Richard O’Connor
Vicky Tamaru
The Passing of the New Man for the New Age
For Emru by Rufftoon
The passing of an animation fan by Dronon
So long, Emru by Niall

Our own tribute...

It goes on, and on...