2600 Strangers Comfort Dying Man With #SkyBluePink Photos

2600 Strangers Comfort Dying Man With #SkyBluePink Photos

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skybluepink hospice roomMore than 2,600 people from around the world may have helped prolong the life of a dying Nebraska father by sending photos, notes and postcards all colored with sky-blue pink.

His son, a digital brand manager with Red Bull, started an online campaign for people to post sunsets and skies using Twitter or Instagram to help fill his father’s room with his favorite scenes. They printed out the photos at home and covered the wall of his bedroom.

63-year-old Brian Curtis was given six months to live by his cancer doctors in spring of 2012, but instead got to spend 15 more months among his loving family.

His son Brandon thanked all the people who wrote songs and tagged their photos with #skybluepink.

“You made it wonderful and surrounded him with love that he always refereed to as “better than medicine.” It brought so much happiness and smiles.”

(VISIT the Tumblr site, BrianSkyBluePink, or READ the story in Mashable)

Thanks to Craig Withers for submitting the story idea!