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Merritt Levitan was an accomplished 18-year-old hit by a young, distracted driver who was texting behind the wheel on July 2, 2013. Merritt sustained a traumatic brain injury and died the next day on July 3, 2013. TextLess Live More was founded in the Fall of 2013 by Merritt’s high school friends, led by Emeline Atwood, Abigail Lebowitz, Kaitlin Gately, and Erika Lamere, who were compelled to turn their grief into action to save lives and prevent tragic crashes.  Blue was Merritt’s favorite color. It is now the color of the TextLess Live More logo and signature blue bracelet. Merritt loved to ski, hike and bike. She loved the outdoors and especially Sugarbush Mountain in Vermont. The logo embraces Merritt’s Live More spirit.

Merritt lived a life of purpose and now she has given us purpose.