It comes as sad news to every single one of us when someone we love and care for dies, but when that death comes in the form of a YouTuber actively trying to make the world a more educated and inspired place, then it’s incredibly sad news indeed. This is the case when Cancer-vlogging Charlotte Eades passed last week, losing her three year battle with a deadly brain tumour.
After being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour she nicknamed “the Terminator”, Charlotte dedicated her life to vlogging about her cancer treatment and lifestyle during her fight for survival. Her videos would cover important and often under-represented areas of cancer treatment such as the side effects from multiple sessions of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and several operations.
In her passion to raise awareness for the frightening disease, Charlotte Eades and her emotionally honest videos soon became a hit online and steadily gained a following on YouTube. However, in a video uploaded to her channel only three days ago, it was her mother’s job to tell the world that her little girl had “passed away peacefully at 1.03pm in our local hospital in Brighton. She fought until the last minute and my husband managed to get there 15 minutes before she passed away”.
Heartwarming messages poured out over social media in memorandum to Charlotte and her courageous public battle with the disease, but none were quite as powerful as what her teenage brother said in her final YouTube video; “It was Charlotte’s goal in life to help others. Through her videos, Charlotte made an inspirational and definite difference to people’s lives. I know that she held all of her subscribers very dearly in her heart, and I’d like to thank each and every one of you for your amazing, amazing support”.
If you’re moved by Charlotte Eades story and want to help out the charities she supported during her life, you can visit Stand Up To Cancer and CLIC Sargent to donate money towards funding cancer research and helping young people fighting right now.