Published Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Australian Shaun Wilson-Miller, 17, intended to only share the video with close friends on Facebook - but it has now been viewed by over 1,372,500 people from all over the world, with many inspired by his bravery.
Fighting back tears, the Melbourne teen struggles to greet his friends with the words: "Hi, guys ... I have some bad news I want to tell you all ..."
Shaun had just been told by doctors that a second heart transplant - his only hope for survival - had failed.
I hope I left footprints in all of your hearts.
"I have chronic heart rejection and I won't be here for as long as I thought ..." he tells his friends.
But, despite the tragic news, the teenager has just one dying wish and urges his loved ones not to cry for him - asking instead that they look after his dad.
The heartbreaking video quickly went viral, prompting an out-pouring of support which saw Shaun get to meet his Aussie Rules hero Jobe Watson and even make an appearance on television show Neighbours.
"I want to say that this has been an awesome ride and I have no regrets," Shaun says in his message.
"Live life to the fullest, 'cause you never know what's going to happen."
Telling his friends and family how much he loves them and will miss them, he ends the message simply: "Bye ... Love from Shaun.
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