Sunday 17 December 2017

Inspirational vlogger dies from brain cancer aged 19 - 'With her videos it was Charlotte's goal in life to help others'

The heartbroken parents of popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades, who documented her battle with cancer on YouTube, have posted a final message on her page

Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week
Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week
Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week
Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week

Mark Molloy

Teenager vlogger Charlotte Eades, who shared 'inspirational' videos about her battle with brain cancer online, has passed away aged 19.

Her parents posted a final ‘Thank You’ message on their daughter’s YouTube page revealing she passed away yesterday in hospital.

Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week
Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week
Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week
Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week

In her final months she was unable to walk or talk, with the disease leaving her paralysed down the right side of her body.

She started posting the video blogs in 2013 and was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer the same year, on the day she was meant to attend her school prom.

Charlotte became known as a ‘cancer guru’ for other teenagers suffering from the disease, inspiring others with her videos about her battle.

“It is with regret that this will be the last YouTube video for Charlotte,” her mother says in the video post.

“Charlotte 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.

“We are hoping that this will be a legacy left by Charlotte.”

Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week
Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week
Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week
Popular style vlogger Charlotte Eades lost her battle with cancer this week

Her brother also paid tribute, saying she started vlogging in hope of helping other people her age diagnosed with cancer.

“It was Charlotte's goal in life to help others, she educated secondary school pupils about cancer and volunteered her time tirelessly as a real, honest and uniquely interpersonal vlogger,” he said.

“When Charlotte created her YouTube channel in 2013, she did so with the express intent to inform others of what living with cancer entails.

“As you may know Charlotte found it greatly frustrating that cancer related videos online catered almost exclusively to an adult demographic.

“Through her videos Charlotte made an inspirational and definite difference to people’s lives.”

Telegraph.co.uk

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