Ben Breedlove: This is My Story

When beloved actress Valerie Harper—Rhoda Morgenstern to those who were of TV watching age in the 70s and 80s—announced that she has terminal brain cancer and possibly only a few months to live, it prompted many to stop and think about how fleeting life can be. While we are all saddened by the prospect of losing Valerie Harper, her strength and positivity are an inspiration.

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With that in mind, we found this amazingly touching and incredibly inspirational video by Ben Breedlove. He tells his story of growing up with a terminal illness with beautiful simplicity. Ben passed away in Deceember 2011, but we can all learn from his video legacy. For more fantastic MamiTV videos and content, visit Mamiverse!