Thursday, December 29, 2011
Dying Teen on Christmas New Moon
As always it is a young person who is so mature for their age that inspires millions. Perfect for a Capricorn New Moon transition.
(CBS News) Austin, Texas teen Ben Breedlove died on Christmas Day, leaving behind a touching video on the health problem that took his life -- a video that's gone viral on YouTube.
For more than a year, he'd been cultivating a following on YouTube, offering kids his age advice on everything from dating to the SATs with the wit and wisdom of someone far beyond his 18 years.
But just before Christmas, Ben made a different kind of video, still funny -- but also terribly sad. Ben shared with the world his personal struggle with a life-threatening heart condition and how that challenged him every day of his life.
Ben's video has been viewed more than one million times on YouTube, CBS' Anna Werner reports.