Breed Love


Family, friends and strangers packed the funeral of Ben Breedlove, 18, of Austin, who died of a lifelong heart condition on Christmas just days after leaving a moving, silent farewell video about the times he'd cheated death, and the peace he'd felt. Look at that smile; then, live life.

"The first thing I thought was, Damn, we look good!'" he recounted of being unconscious the last time his heart stopped and enjoying a vision of himself with his favorite rapper, Kid Cudi, both wearing suits. "I then looked at myself in the mirror. I was proud of myself, of my entire life, of everything I have done. It was the best feeling. I didn't want to leave that place."


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