A fundraising page set up in honour of Jonathan Pitre has already raised thousands of dollars.
According to the Ottawa Citizen, the page, set up by Debra Canada, had raised close to $30,000 as of early Tuesday.
Pitre, 17, died last week from complications from septic shock.
He was born with Epidermolysis bullosa, a blistering skin condition, and one of the most painful conditions known to modern medicine today.
DEBRA Canada is an organizational body exclusively committed to the care and support of families affected by EB, and is the only one of its kind in this country.