Getting serious for a minute. It was two years ago today that my nephew died. He was 17. Losing him was extra difficult because of our family's good fortune. What I mean is, others have lost younger family members and more family members. We have been extremely fortunate in not experiencing such loss.
In my lifetime, the next youngest close family member I remember losing was in his 60s. I did lose a cousin who was just days old, but I honestly don't remember him. Other than him, immediate or close family (siblings, parents, children, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents) losses have been few and none died at a young age. So, I'm aware that we haven't experienced what so many other families have experienced.
After his injury, his hometown opened their hearts to the family. We were never able to express our appreciation. The down side of that is that people were always calling, and made it difficult for the family members at the hospital to get any rest. So, we decided to put up a Web site. And, after he died, we kept the site running. My contribution was this video collage of pictures. It shows just a little about who he was.