Fans, friends and even family have found many ways to honor the late Leonard Nimoy in recent months, including an upcoming documentary from his son, Adam Nimoy.
But now Nimoy's granddaughter has found a new way to not only keep her grandfather's memory alive, but to help those who suffer from the same condition Nimoy died from in February: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
Danielle Schwartz will keep open Shop LLAP — short for Spock's famous line of "live long and prosper" — that will feature merchandise online for the actor. For each item sold, Schwartz says she'll donate 70 percent of the proceeds to COPD research initiatives.
"We considered closing our store when my grandfather died, but it was so clear that the people whose lives he had touched so wanted it to continue," Schwartz told Lung Disease News. "My goal is to keep its prosperity and preserve the immortal bond between my Poppi and his fans."
The shop has been redesigned, and features T-shirts and other items, which Schwartz first offered through Etsy, a popular peer-to-peer e-commerce site.
Nimoy died Feb. 27 at the age of 83, just months after revealing he was suffering from COPD despite decades of not smoking. The actor used his Twitter to share the dangers of smoking, even for a limited time like his, and would typically sign off each tweet with "LLAP."
Danielle Schwartz, or Dani, is the daughter of Julie Nimoy. Her siblings include two brothers, Spencer Schwartz and Alex Schwartz.
Fans can find Shop LLAP at ShopLLAP.com.