a message from a young man of 18

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a message from a young man of 18

Post by Lila2008 » December 29th, 2011, 12:42 pm

I'm sure many of you have already seen this, but I just needed to share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw5HLT-TyRs
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Re: a message from a young man of 18

Post by Jim and Sparky » December 29th, 2011, 12:58 pm

Wow!
MI 1/21/11; SCA's 2/3/11 and 2/4/11
I have a Boston Scientific Teligen ICD and a Boston Scientific Promus stent,
I guess my cardiologist is sort of a BS kind of guy.

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Re: a message from a young man of 18

Post by CarlB » December 29th, 2011, 3:58 pm

Fantastic!! My spirts went out and up with that young mans view of life....... and death.....
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Post by efpat » December 29th, 2011, 4:11 pm

I have really been effected by Ben Breedlove's message and death.

I even watched a bit of his funeral which was streamed on a local news channel.

More about Ben's life and legacy can be found here -

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/aust ... eens-death

His condolences/obituary page is here -

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignit ... cale=en-US

Peace,
Evan

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Re: a message from a young man of 18

Post by wen » December 29th, 2011, 8:07 pm

That was so sad and so beautiful at the same time. He has a gorgeous smile. I hope he is smiling in heaven at this very moment.

May he rest in peace,
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Re: a message from a young man of 18

Post by AlexK » December 29th, 2011, 9:11 pm

Is that not heavy?
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Re: a message from a young man of 18

Post by SkaterGirlBrooke » December 29th, 2011, 11:51 pm

Why couldn't he get an ICD? Was it a heart attack or cardiac arrest? Sometimes I wish they'd include the medical terms for those of us who can interpret them...
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Re: a message from a young man of 18

Post by TruckerRon » December 30th, 2011, 12:39 am

SkaterGirlBrooke wrote:Why couldn't he get an ICD? Was it a heart attack or cardiac arrest? Sometimes I wish they'd include the medical terms for those of us who can interpret them...
While the articles left out those details, his video with the flash cards gives more details. He had an ICD (he shows the scar), but he'd suffered from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy since he was 4 with several seizures and SCAs during his last years. An ICD can do a lot, but the heart has to still have enough strength and function to be able to restart. Apparently his was too weak/damaged for that.
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