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Author Breedlove, Ally.

Title When will the heaven begin? : [this is Ben Breedlove's story] / Ally Breedlove with Ken Abraham.

Publisher New York, N.Y. : New American Library, c2013.
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Description xi, 301 p., [16] pages of plates : ill. (mostly col.) ; 22 cm.
Summary "... memoir about Ben Breedlove, whose videos about his near-death experiences and visions of heaven went viral in 2012, written by his sister Ally Breedlove. On Christmas Day 2011, Ben Breedlove's soul went to heaven. But it wasn't his first time there. Ben suffered from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart condition that posed a constant risk of sudden death. His condition, a thickening of the heart muscle, worsened over time, leaving him weak and fatigued. It also led Ben to some close calls medically, in particular cardiac arrest on four separate occasions, during which he felt the presence of angels and experienced the perfect peace of heaven. Precocious and warm, Ben was close with his family and two siblings, and forged deep relationships with his friends. He loved to wakeboard and wake surf, and he had dreams of visiting foreign countries around the world. He created the YouTube channels TotalRandomness512 and BreedloveTV, and co-created the channel OurAdvice4You, where he posted videos about everything from dating advice for girls to more serious topics like his spirituality and heart condition. Unbeknownst to his parents and family, Ben created a two-part video called "This Is My Story," in which he used flashcards to tell the world about his near-death experiences and his beckoning toward heaven. When he died a short while later, at the tender age of eighteen, his family and the rest of the world stumbled upon these videos. The world responded with overwhelming acceptance of the message Ben shared. Sharing his vision of heaven was Ben's gift to his family, and to the world"--From publisher description.
Contents The gift -- Young forever -- Washed by the water -- Every fear has no place -- Calling all angels -- Don't worry -- It's in the water -- Lie low -- Adventure -- Dream on -- The passion -- While our blood's still young -- Say what you need to say -- With my brother standing by -- Smile -- The show goes on -- Live your life -- Who said we're wack -- Life keeps comin' -- Original -- Looking for a reason -- Feeling good -- This is not the end -- Still have each other -- Show me what I'm looking for -- Coastin' -- The purpose -- Don't fail me now -- Mad world -- Don't let me fall -- When will the fantasy end? -- On the ledge -- I'm tired -- How far is Heaven -- When will the Heaven begin? -- Words important -- Like tomorrow was a gift -- Beautiful day -- Paradise -- Believe -- Death is broken -- Time -- It's a wonderful life -- I can only imagine -- Far beyond my reach -- Live forever -- Epilogue.
Subject Breedlove, Ben, 1993-2011.
Breedlove, Ben, 1993-2011 -- Philosophy.
YouTube (Firm)
Heart -- Hypertrophy -- Patients -- Biography.
Near-death experiences.
Teenage boys -- Biography.
Other Author Abraham, Ken.
ISBN 9780451239648 (hardback)
9780451468154 (paperback)
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