TODAY Show: Teen Ben Breedlove leaves message before heart failure death using Youtube videos

A Texas teen who passed away on Christmas night is getting a lot of attention after an inspirational video message that he left behind went viral.

In the video, Ben tells his life story through a series of index cards held up to a camera.

The story details Ben's heart attacks, seizures and near-death experiences that he experienced throughout his life.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle thickens, making it harder for blood to leave the heart. Ultimately, this causes the heart to work harder to pump blood.

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