YouTube family The Bratayleys have uploaded their first vlog since the passing of their 13-year-old son Caleb on October 1.
The popular family make a living on YouTube from vlogging their daily lives and today’s vlog was entitled ‘Celebrating Life’.
“In this video, you will see some of our family and friends that came out in this difficult time,” they said in the description of the video.
“We have decided to continue making videos for now”.
In an emotional opening, Caleb’s father Billy said the family had a discussion about whether they would continue vlogging and decided that although they will continue to grieve over Caleb, they will not show it in the videos.
“I think the best way to honour Caleb is to do what these video were first intended to do, and that was to celebrate life,” he said.
“We don’t just want to be celebrating his life, we want to be able to celebrate the girls life and bring joy to people.
“That’s what we started this for”.
The family also took to Instagram to post this picture of Hayley and Annie Bratayley, along with the caption: “Good to see these girls smiling today. #onemomentatatime”.
Due to an outpour of support and grief from fans, the family live-streamed Caleb’s memorial ceremony on October 7.
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Caleb's death has raised many questions about how and why this could happen to a seemingly healthy boy. Sadly, tests have confirmed today that Caleb passed away from an undetected medical condition. We'll have more definitive answers in the coming weeks but ask that you help us celebrate his life instead of focus on his death. Due to an outpouring of support and people's hope to be part of his memorial, we have decided to live-stream the ceremony tomorrow at 8pm EDT. Additional information below. Thank you for all your kindness during this difficult time. Find the live-stream at: Periscope = @bratayley Facebook = Facebook.com/bratayley