An inspirational and
heartrending memoir about Ben Breedlove, who shared his near-death experiences
and visions of heaven in his viral videos—written by his sister, Ally Breedlove.
On Christmas Day 2011, Ben Breedlove’s soul went to heaven.
But it wasn’t his first time there. Ben suffered from hypertrophic
cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart condition that posed a constant risk of sudden
death. His condition, a thickening of the heart muscle, worsened over time,
leaving him weak and fatigued. It also led Ben to some close calls medically,
in particular cardiac arrest on four separate occasions, during which he felt
the presence of angels and experienced the perfect peace of heaven.
Precocious and warm, Ben was close with his family and two
siblings, and forged deep relationships with his friends. He loved to wakeboard
and wake surf, and he had dreams of visiting foreign countries around the
world. He created the YouTube channels TotalRandomness512 and BreedloveTV, and
co-created the channel OurAdvice4You, where he posted videos about everything
from dating advice for girls to more serious topics like his spirituality and
Unbeknownst to his parents and family, Ben created a
two-part video called “This Is My Story,” in which he used flashcards to tell
the world about his near-death experiences and his beckoning toward heaven.
When he died a short while later, at the tender age of
eighteen, his family and the rest of the world stumbled upon these videos. The
world responded with overwhelming acceptance of the message Ben shared.
Sharing his vision of heaven was Ben’s gift to his family,
and to the world. And now this is the Breedlove family’s gift to us—an in-depth
look at the life and near-deaths of Ben, the strength and faith of a family, and
ultimately, the hope of heaven.
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