Well, year 2011 has only hours left on the clock and as it winds down I thought I would squeeze one more story into the MindfulGod Blog. This story has touched many hearts; it is about a teenage boy named Ben Breedlove who was born with (HCM – Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) – where a portion of the heart muscle thickens without any obvious cause.
Sadly, Ben passed away this Christmas right after opening presents with his loving family. His life long suffering had not slowed him down and instead lifted this young man to heights we can only dream of achieving. Throughout his life Ben used Social Media to reach out and share his life story with millions of people.
Prior to his final days, Ben recorded his last video that went viral on YouTube where he retells his story of several Near-Death Experiences and even a faith message via flash cards. The video sparked numerous responses as it was played on the national networks.
“The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences” encompasses every aspect of the near-death phenomenon: the experience, aftereffects, and implications. P.M.H. Atwater’s simple, appealing format includes drawings and cartoons by Spirit Painter and Chuck Vadun and sidebars from experts. She investigates and reports on the power of changed lives, the reality of deceased who come back, visitors at death’s edge, out-of-body travel, the expansion of normal faculties, the awesome presence of Deity and the importance of spirituality. “The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences” examines near-death studies from the Moody Miracle early days, through the myths of the light at the end of the tunnel and the religion of the resuscitated. After 32 years of work with clinical prospective studies in several countries, the reality of the near-death experience has been verified, confirming its importance in the study of consciousness.
NBC Nightly News played excerpts of the video on live TV however where Ben answers the question “Do you believes in angels and God?” the segment was rushed across the screen blurring out the part where he answers the question with “I DO”.
Here is the complete video without any cut off or blurred out segments. May his message of love, hope and peace he shared with all of us reflect in your own heart.