The Youtube video “From The Heart” received huge viewer support today and made worldwide news. Austin Texas teen, Ben Breedlove, built a loyal following on Youtube a while back when he created a channel offering advice to teens. He even shared his story about his own illness; a rare heart condition, called Hypertrophiccardiomyopathy. It is a thickening of the heart muscle which can eventually lead to heart failure. And at the tender age of 18, he even had to wear a pacemaker.
Many of his fans were saddened to hear that the young teen died on Christmas day, just after opening his gifts. But shortly before his passing he shot a farewell video which touched the hearts of many. His video was secretly taped using cue cards in silence, sharing with the World his fears of his condition and how he had cheated death. His family was shocked to hear about the video, but happy he shared his feelings before leaving their side.
Ben may have passed away at a very young age, but will leave a legacy behind. His video message has inspired many, and has touched millions of lives around the world. Mourning continues as word gets out of his death, but his video’s continue to put a smile on many faces. Millions have watched his video and have also created their own in his memory.
R.I.P Ben…your video’s will live on forever.
With a name like Breedlove…how can he not breed love.
WATCH BEN’S VIDEO HERE AND WEEP.