There was nothing physically unique or different about Harry. To all intents and purposes, he was a healthy, happy 17 year old boy. Its fair to say sport was not Harry’s thing!! Wherever possible, he could be found hiding in the remote parts of a sports field, in order to avoid any form of physical contact or activity. Since childhood Harry had shown a love of music, singing and performing- entertaining his family and friends this was his passion and where his interests lay.
There can be no positives from the awful events surrounding his passing, save that we know that Harry was a shining example to his friends, loved ones, and school colleagues and all those he touched. He was a gentle soul who would offer help and comfort to everyone that needed it. He would go out of his way to support those less fortunate or alone, often putting others ahead of himself.
There was no indication that Harry had a severe and rare heart condition, from being a normal teen on a Thursday night to his tragic passing away on that awful Saturday evening; there had simply been no prior warning signs.
Harry’s star was short lived but whilst it was with us, it burned brightly. Through raising funds and enabling screenings, it continues to shine and to honour both his memory and his spirit of generosity.
This memorial fund has been set up by the family to help CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death through supporting CRY’s screening programme.
The aim is to fund the screening of young people within the local community.