A fundraiser for a Port Coquitlam society named after a student who died by suicide will run concurrently with a trial for the man accused of cyberbullying her.
In October 2012, Todd, 15, posted a video on YouTube using flashcards to describe her online experience.
When she died a month later, her message went viral.
Aydin Coban of The Netherlands is charged with extortion, importing and distributing child pornography, possession of child pornography, communicating with the intent to lure a child, and criminal harassment.
The case begins Monday (June 6) at BC Supreme Court in New Westminster.
Todd’s mother, Carol, who started the society to shed light about online protection, told the Tri-City News on Monday, "After many long years, this trial is soon to begin and I know with all my heart that Amanda's spirit is watching over us.
"Her story continues to resonate around the world and even more so in our communities close to home."
Todd added, "My wish as a mom is that we can all continue to talk and learn from what happened to Amanda and use what we know in positive and meaningful ways."