Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ben Breedlove Viral Video

I just saw this on the evening news and had watched the video an hour before from a link I saw on one of the news sites and thought I would share.  Ben Breedlove was an inspiration to lots of younger folks with his OurAdvice4You video channel answering questions typical young kids would have.  On Christmas morning, while playing with his younger brother in the family's backyard, Ben Breedlove succumbed to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which causes a thickening of heart muscle, went into cardiac arrest, and died.  In the days following, Breedlove's final two videos, that his family did not know he created have gone viral, totalling more than 2.2 million views.  His previous videos had maxed out around 20,000 views.  In his last two videos he does not say a word but cycles through a series of flash cards to the music "Mad Love" by Gary Jules.  Even in his death he continues to be an inspiration to more people than he probably ever imagined.  Rest in peace. 


Jen S said...

Wow, what a strong kid! Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

Yeah, it's amazing the strength and courage so many people have during very difficult times.

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