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Teens Video Goes Viral After Death

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Have you cried yet today? No? Here, we can fix that.Ben Breedlove, an 18-year-old high school senior in Austin, Texas, died on Christmas Day of a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, something he’d had all of his life. But he left behind two wordless videos on his YouTube channel, in which he used a series of note cards with handwritten messages to tell his life story, including the three times he “cheated death.” His family discovered the videos in the hours after his death, reports NBC’s Austin, Texas, affiliate station, KXAN.

“The first time I cheated death was when I was 4,” Ben silently says with his notecards. During the videos, the haunting, minimalist cover of the 1980s hit “Mad World,” composed by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the 2001 film “Donnie Darko,” plays. “I had a life-threatening siezure sic. Scary right? I don’t remember too much from that day. Except one thing that I will never forget.”

He says he remembers being rushed down the hallway in a wheelchair, with nurses and his mother beside him, when he looked up — and saw a blindingly bright light. He pointed it out to his mother, who didn’t see anything there.

via TODAY Health – After Christmas death, teen leaves online message behind.

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