Friend's web tribute to Jack, 14
PUBLISHED: 12:30 18 January 2008 | UPDATED: 10:20 17 June 2010
Copyright Archant Ltd
A TOUCHING video tribute to a Sidmouth schoolboy who lost his battle against a genetic disease has been posted and YouTube one year after his death.
A TOUCHING video tribute to a Sidmouth schoolboy who lost his battle against a genetic disease has been posted and YouTube one year after his death.Charlotte Fergie, 15, created the four minute tribute in memory of friend Jack Hall, 14, who died of Cystic Fibrosis on January 17, 2007.www.youtube.com is a website which allows amateur film makers to watch films other people have made on the internet.The video contains pictures of Jack and describes how he touched the lives of his friends and school mates during his short life.Charlotte said: "Jack and I were in year nine at Sidmouth College when he died. "My first recollection of him was two days after I started at St Nicholas Junior School, when he showed my year five class a book about his treatment for Cystic Fibrosis and how he lived through it all. "In this book he had pictures of himself in hospital playing with others in the ward and having school lessons. "I was surprised that he had a disability, because he looked and acted so normal and was very brave."The video has been watched by nearly 300 people.Charlotte said making the video on her home computer was quite simple.She said: "I used a programme called Movie Maker and chose a music track which I thought was appropriate."I then wrote about Jack, how I and others knew him, and how we felt after he died. "I wanted to make this for Jack when I saw how much he was loved by his friends."She added: "Obviously, most people would like to watch a happier video than this one, but sometimes we must remember the sadness felt by those people who loved then lost."Cystic Fibrosis affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, and is the UK's most common life-threatening inherited disease More than two million people in the UK carry the faulty gene which causes the disease and each week three young lives are lost to Cystic Fibrosis.l You can view the tribute by visiting www.youtube.com and searching for 'Sidmouth College' and then scrolling through the list to find 'Jack Hall'.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box below for details.