Monthly Archives: January 2012
The more I think about this video, the more I feel like I should share it. I hope the more people that see this story, the more it will warm hearts all over the world.
On December 18, 2011, Ben Breedlove released a 2-part video on YouTube, entitled “This is my story.” Using note cards, he explained about his heart condition, as well as the impact it had on his life. He also mentioned three near-death experiences. “I was at school, walking in the hall. I could tell I was going to faint, so I sat on a bench. I passed out. The next thing I know, I woke up with EMS around me. I couldn’t talk or move, I could only watch what they were doing. They put the shock pads on my chest. I heard one of them say ‘They are ready’. And the other guy said ‘Go!’. I passed out again. My heart stopped and I wasn’t breathing for 3 minutes.” Breedlove on the third time he “cheated death”.
In the video, Breedlove describes the first time he “cheated” death, which was at the age of 4 when he had a life-threatening seizure. He goes on to describe an experience he had in a hospital while being wheeled on a stretcher, “There was this big bright light above me … I couldn’t make out what is was because it was so bright. I told my mom, ‘Look at the bright light’ and pointed up. She said she didn’t see anything.”
On May 3, 2009, Breedlove underwent surgery to insert a pacemaker. The pacemaker helped regulate his heart beat and gave him more energy. In the video he shows a red scar on his chest, where the pacemaker had been inserted.
In the summer of 2011, Breedlove fell into his second cardiac arrest, while in the hospital for a routine tonsillectomy. He stated that, “It was a miracle that they brought me back … I was scared to die, but am SO glad I didn’t. The third time Breedlove survived death was on December 6, 2011. While in the hall at Westlake High School, he felt that he was going to faint, so he sat down on a bench where he then passed out. The next thing he recollects is being surrounded by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, and that he was unable to speak or move. He remembers passing out a second time after being resuscitated with a “shock pad”. During this time his heart ceased pumping blood for three minutes. While unconscious, Breedlove had a feeling of comfort similar to that of his first near-death experience. He recalls being dressed up in a white suit while standing alongside his favorite rap artist, Kid Cudi, in a white room. He asks at the end of the video, ” Do you believe in Angels or God?” and simply answers, “I Do.”
Breedlove died from a cardiac arrest on the evening of Christmas Day, 2011, at his parents’ home as family and friends were gathering for Christmas dinner. According to Ben’s school friend, he had received a new video camera for Christmas and was anxious to get outside and try it. While outside, he began experiencing shortness of breath and light headedness. Breedlove layed down in the yard then passed out. His parents called 911 and administered CPR until EMS arrived. Friends of the family were on their way to the Breedlove home to share Christmas dinner with them. However, when they arrived the yard was filled with emergency vehicles. Paramedics rushed Ben to the hospital, but all resuscitation attempts failed.
I believe Ben Breedloves story is more than just a story, I feel God used his life to tell us he is here with us, and heaven awaits us who believe and try to live our lives for the Lord. I hope you enjoy this video. Make sure to watch his facial expressions, I since truthfulness in him. With a name like Breedlove, and his story ending on Christmas day……breathtaking.
Thank you God for the reminders that you are with us….
Well Matt Black took off the Christmas season and now is back in action. With the release of The Old Republic and the many joys of Christmas, it was tough to keep things up and going but now things are slowing down I think I can get up and running again, I have a great post to make, so I will end this short so I can get started on it!