I wanted to share this story with you, because I found it so moving, and I know it would bring comfort to those who have struggled with an illness, and also to those who have loved and lost another through illness. I want to remind you that we are spiritual beings living a physical life, and this story lets you glimpse the other side…
These are the inspiring vlog messages left by Ben Breedlove, an 18 year old from Austin, Texas, who died on Christmas day 2011 (with friends and family near) of a cardiac arrest. The recordings of his impending passing were discovered by his family the day after Christmas. The videos had already gone viral, and show a maturity and compassion beyond his years, that has the potential to bring comfort to people around the world.
This beautiful soul began making vlogs in 2010, called OurAdvice4You, in which he began giving relationship advice to his viewers along side two peers. He then launched BreedloveTV where he would answer questions about dating and relationships, and then finally his last channel TotalRandomness512 of which hosts the videos provided below. The two part video entitled ‘This is my Story’ is expressed via note cards and explains his heart condition, impact on his life and his near death experiences.
This young man was diagnosed with a rare heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a muscle heart disease which made it difficult for his heart to pump blood, ultimately leading to cardiac issues. Ben endured several brushes with death from a young age. He had several out of body experiences during these moments and they brought intense peace and made him smile. This beautiful radiant soul had already glimpsed the hereafter, and was comforted by the spiritual experience, so much that he once recalled ” I wish I never woke up”.
His wish come true seven days after posting the vlogs below.