glimpses into his personality and even offered relationship advice at times.
On Christmas day, 2011, Ben went into cardiac arrest and passed away at age 18. More than 1,400 people attended his funeral and 11,000 more watched it online via live stream. Shawn and Deanne were heartbroken and trying to mourn the best they knew how.
The couple turned to God for comfort. Just days after, Ben’s friends asked what they thought about “the video.” Confused, they asked, “What video.” That’s when they found out that Ben had made a video describing his life and condition that went viral with millions of views in just days.
Ben had posted the video in two parts just one week before he died.
Ben’s story has reached millions, some of which go back on and rewatch the videos he posted each year on the anniversary of his death. Ben’s message…