R.I.P Ben Breedlove

  • dantheman88

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    Jan 01, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    What an inspirational and amazing young man. I was literally balling my eyes when I heard his story, Even though his time on earth was short I do believe God brought him here to inspire other people to be fighters, he never ceased to have a smile on his face and always kept an optimistic attitude.This specially touched my heart cause I as well survived cardiac arrest in 2005. There is no scarier feeling than finding yourself fighting for your life and having everything around you slowly disappear, but the feeling you get when you've survived is even more undescribable, you are speechless, you are thankful and in awe.I just like Ben was very grateful that I was brought back to life. Ben, I wish I had met you in person.

    r.i.p


  • gcoastmark

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    Jan 01, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    So I gotta ask...what and when? I'm so touched by this....and how did you hear about this young man?
  • DesireIron

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    Jan 01, 2012 7:17 PM GMT




    Well, I guess we know he was happy as he died...in another bright white room.
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    Jan 01, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    Having survived the Gay Plague Era, when so much death sickness and fear was all around us that stood by the devastated gay community that so many had abounded. I seen so many young friends just fade away to nothing then just die; because someone loved them so much they wanted to share a slow humiliating death with them. So many good people just gone forever so much talent the world missed out on.

    So life guarantees nothing. From birth we are not guaranteed a long life, it can be cut short at any moment; thats life thats living. Then you get the old selfish bleeding hearts with cancer who have already lived a long life, feeling they have been robed. Death is like another day with out rain to me now days. I do not even fear my own because I survived and thrived when so many of my loved ones just perished, and were gone way to soon.

    He lived!~
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    Jan 01, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    trueblueaussie saidhaving survived the Gay Plague Era, when so much death sickness and fear was all around us that stood by the devastated gay community that so man had abounded. I seen so many young friends just fade away to nothing then just die; because someone loved them so much they wanted to share a slow humiliating death with them. So many good people just gone forever so much talent the world missed out on.

    So life guarantees nothing. From birth we are not guaranteed a long life, it can be cut short at any moment; thats life thats living. Then you get the old selfish bleeding hearts with cancer who have already lived a long life, feeling they have been robed. Death is like another day with out rain to me now days. I do not even fear my own because I survived and thrived when so many of my loved ones just perished, and were gone way to soon.

    He lived!~


    He lived, only long enough to say goodbye.
  • mybud

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    Jan 01, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    His faith gave him super human strength...that faith doesn't have to come from religious ideals...But he followed what was right for himself...his core beliefs...You got to respect that in a person...rest in peace man...strife no more.....Steve
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    Jan 01, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    Powerful Story and life of the young man!! Amazing how someone so young understood the value of those around him and that he acknowledge his belief in our creator.
  • IdkMyBffJill

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    Jan 01, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    I normally don't watch things like this, but for some reason I felt compelled to watch. So touching, what a powerful statement can be taken from this. Live everyday to the fullest and appreciate those around you.

    *tear
  • kuroshiro

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    Jan 02, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    This makes me realize that I worry about so many stupid things and really need to just smile and live life like I am dying.

    Rest in Peace, Ben.