Texas Teen Ben Breedlove Posted Powerful Videos Before Christmas Death

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He underwent surgery May 3, 2009, to insert a pacemaker and the second time Breedlove cheated death, he said, was in the summer of 2011. He went to the hospital for tonsil surgery and ended up going into cardiac arrest.

"It was a miracle that they brought me back," Breedlove wrote. "I was scared to die, but am SO glad I didn't."

His third brush with death was the one earlier this month. "I really thought to myself, this is it. I'm dying," Breedlove wrote.

He recalled a dream or vision where he was in a silent, white room with no walls and he felt "that same peaceful feeling I had when I was 4."

"I was wearing a really nice suit and, so was my fav rapper, Kid Cudi," Breedlove wrote.

He said he thought to himself, "Damn, we look good."

"I then looked at myself in the mirror, I was proud of MYSELF, of my entire life, everything I have done," Breedlove wrote. "It was the BEST feeling."

He said he thought of lyrics from a Kid Cudi song that said, "When will the fantasy end, when will the heaven begin?" Kid Cudi sat him down at a glass desk and told him, "Go now."

"I didn't want to leave that place," Breedlove wrote. "I wish I NEVER woke up."

Kid Cudi responded to the videos on his website, writing that he "broke down" when he saw the video.

"This has really touched my heart in a way I can't describe, this is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much," Kid Cudi wrote. "We love you Ben. Forever. Thank you for loving me."

Cudi added, "To Ben's family, you raised a real hero, he's definitely mine. You have my love."

Breedlove's funeral is scheduled to take place Thursday afternoon in Austin.

"The one thing he wanted was for everyone to feel joy for him because he knew where he would be and where he wanted to be," Kohler said. "The tears come and they're followed by a smile."

Kohler said Breedlove would be thrilled that his video and story have already touched so many. She said he would have "wanted his generation to know the love of God and the peace he was feeling."

"Do you believe in angels or God?" Breedlove asked on a card at the end of the video. The last card read simply, "I do."

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