LITTLETON, Colo. -- As the sun began to set over a memorial service for Jack Splitt, it was apparent how many lives the 15-year-old touched. Splitt died suddenly last week but he leaves behind a lasting legacy in Colorado.
The teen inspired Jack's Law, requiring school districts to establish policies that allow students to have access to medical marijuana on school grounds. Although he's known for changing state law, Splitt has been an advocate for kids with disabilities his entire life.
Many people in the crowd wore Broncos jerseys and t-shirts in honor of Jack. His mom wanted the memorial to be a celebration of his life. His family also released butterflies as a tribute to Jack.
"He was the embodiment of love and light, throughout all of the suffering that he experienced all he ever did was make other people smile," said Stacey Linn, Jack's mom.
Linn said there's still a lot of work to be done in her son's name and she will continue to work with school districts to implement policy. She also wants people to know an organization inspired by Jack called the CannAbility Foundation will continue to provide resources for other families.