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    I attempted suicide and jumped into the freeway.

    I stopped breathing in the hospital and they tried bringing me back but failed. I was taken to the hospitals morgue and placed on the slab where they found a faint pulse. I was rushed back to the ICU. I was jumped once and got stabbed multiple times. I stopped breathing but...
    BrookeSandhurst BrookeSandhurst 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think so... This happened in July: I went to

    the annual carnival with my boyfriend. He thought it opened at one, but he was wrong and we sat around until opening time at five o'clock. At least it was a nice time that we'd had alone. We went to the little old wooden house between the trees of the park. It wasn't a big park...
    milldc milldc 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    I had two near death experiences.

    I almost went head first on the concrete stairs at my course, luckily I grabbed onto the rail and stopped my trip. That was my fault The second was not my fault, I was crossing the road once when it was clear. Suddenly, a crazy woman sped around the corner like she came out of...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Dec 16, 2014

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    Yes, I have almost died.

    When I was little I almost drowned in a pool. But, that is not the point of this story for me. This is about me, so before you add me, you can read this, or basically you can read this at any time. I'm new to ep/Me Too, whatever it's called now, but at the same time I'm not...
    chocoflower24 chocoflower24 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Looks Like I'm Friends With The Grim Reaper...

    cause I know I almost died two times, and he let me go free...thanks for that, My Lord. first when I was born, a full week too early, last night of october, the doctor had to literally cut me from my moms womb because I virtually "clawed my way out", which caused her pain and...
    Vukodlak Vukodlak 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    HumbleMe HumbleMe 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I was born with Neroblastoma

    which is an abdominal cancer in children. I was considered a extremely rare case as it had never really been seen in the area where I am from in the 1980s. I wasn't expected to live and had very drastic surgery but here I am almost 30 years on looking forward to another special...
    Turnturn Turnturn 26-30, F Feb 13

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    One (nearly) Fatal Night

    This is the story about the time I almost died. I was five years old and had finished my dinner and bath for the evening. Normally, I would have stayed inside for the night. But that night was special. It was warm and humid. A storm had just finished washing the world...
    Transluminal2010 Transluminal2010 41-45, M 17 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    when I was 13 my little bro got one of his toys

    stuck on the roof. So I decided to climb onto the roof to get it and I fell and hit my head. I was in a coma for 3 weeks and in hospital for 6 months. My brother did anything I asked most of the time since lol Xx
    EmmaFord EmmaFord 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    When I was 6 I was in a water park in one of

    the wave pools. I swam to the deep side and the waves started. I got pulled under and I fought to get up and I couldn't. So after a while I passed out. Someone found after about 4 minutes and pulled me to the side and did CPR. My heart stopped and I was dead but after about 10...
    sarahisfree sarahisfree 18-21, F Jan 19

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    I'm Diabetic, so I've had some bad attacks

    through my life. The worst was easily when I went into insulin shock, and was vomiting anything my family attempted to give me, and my glucagon needle had broke. Horrifying time. There was also a time when a nurse almost gave me 70 units of insulin instead of 7, my mom...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    i was blessed to have this experience

    and the chance to tell the tale....this experience happen to me twice in my life..the first time it happen was when i was just six years of age. i grew up in one of the bustling city in my country, so every summer it is a family tradition to go visit my mother's hometown for our...
    eternallight351 eternallight351 31-35, F Feb 11, 2014

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    I Was Dying

    I had been feeling ill for a long time. I was tired all the time and my life turned into an endless cycle of working and sleeping, sleeping and working. Oh and I almost forgot having to get up every 90 minutes to urinate. I became so bloated with water that with me being...
    kmils kmils 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Ever clear at a college party was told it was

    vodka was 20 ended up in the icu with a 118bac
    ashtell ashtell 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    excluding the other times i was about to die ,

    i was about to die on the first day of my life , true story
    spahbodforghani spahbodforghani 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    I Think I Went to Heaven

    It was a couple of yrs ago, I went in for a galbladder removal and it seemed everything went well.  I went home and started to have severe pain, this went on all weekend by monday morning I was so sick my husband got very scared.  He called the doc office and they said...
    SouthernGirl08 SouthernGirl08 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    I Had Cancer

    I had cancer in one of my kidneys when I was 18. Surgery was done and the kidney removed. I was in a bed for 2 months and had tubes everywhere; I remember how painful it was to even turn in bed. The doctors felt cancer was in the lymph glands. They planned 20 chemotherapy...
    Zenny123 Zenny123 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    I've almost died at least three times in my

    life. Once when I was born, once when my shunt failed the first time, and again when a successive shunt got severely infected.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 7 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    I was on holiday with my family swimming at the

    beach, it was on the West coast so the surf was rough, we've camped at beaches a lot before so I didn't expect anything bad to happen. At the time I was annoyed at my sister and wanted to be left alone so I let the sea drift me a little down the shore, I was just lying on my...
    crazy22d crazy22d 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I was dug out if an avalanche today by a

    stranger, I owe him my life
    Tjvilliard Tjvilliard 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    TassiAnime TassiAnime 16-17 1 Response Feb 21

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    So I broke my ribs the other day

    and I waited a long time before going in and I guess my ribs punctured something in me so I almost died of internal bleeding :/
    rainbowgirl42069 rainbowgirl42069 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I tried to commit suicide.

    Everything was spiraling downhill and I though it was the only way to escape. I was terrified the first time but I shortly overcame that fear. I have attempted a total of eight times. Three of which were awful and I was very close to dying. The last time I did it I took a couple...
    katielandancer katielandancer 16-17, F Dec 31, 2013

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    Twice actually. I was eating once

    and I started choking and I started choking and I really couldn't breathe. That was that scariest moment in my life. The second time was when I was skiing and I hit a patch of ice that I wasn't expecting and slipped. My head hit a rock a my helmet shattered, and I kept sliding...
    Matthew7211 Matthew7211 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    To Infinity And Beyond

    Funny story, people have been messaging me heaps about wanting to know how I almost died...didn't know people cared Lol. Anyway it happened twice: the first time was an accident, the second was on purpose. It was in northern Aus when I was swimming at this beach called Surfers...
    ashlaay21 ashlaay21 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    FerrarixD FerrarixD 13-15, M Feb 22

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    When you're on a plane that's about to go down,

    it's no longer about faith levels and positive affirmations. It's about whether you're ready to die yet, and what sort of legacy you will leave behind. When you have a weapon aimed at your chest and all the witnesses are too scared to tell the truth, and when the doctors do...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I don't remember it,

    but I did. Apparently when I was born I couldn't breathe. The doctors said that I was literally blue. They had to keep me in the hospital due to the fact that I wasn't breathing on my own. My birthday us dec 2. I was in the hospital until christmas eve. My mom said that the...
    HarleyHart HarleyHart 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When I almost died (medical) it was prolonged,

    it went on and on and on with little hope of ever getting out. At first, I felt the presence of loved ones (spiritual) but then, as I got closer and closer, I felt something that felt more demonic and evil. Has anyone else experienced this?
    avalanching avalanching 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    Today I went walking by myself

    because my sister told my mom about my suicide attempt and they're trying to get my dad involved now or something. So I went for a walk. And I almost got hit by a car. I was walking down the street daydreaming and a car kept driving and almost killed me right there. I had to...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Well, actually I did die

    for a short time, in my house on the den floor. I had been drinking heavily and had taken some other substances that I should not have, this was during my wild days. I distinctly remember darkness and then a very bright light, and then there was a guy there, long hair, beard...
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 6 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    I had a close to death experience about a few

    months ago. I had went through a glass screen door and a piece of glass punctured in my hand laying right across my palm i had the piece of glass for a straight 14 hours in my hand u couldn't tell it was in there but it was. I could tell from the pain shooting through my hand...
    dubsteplover98 dubsteplover98 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    Some sick bastards thought it would be funny to

    grab a little girl (me) by the ankle and hold her underwater in the public swimming pool. Absolutely the most terrifying moment of my life. I'll probably never see them ever again, but should we ever cross paths... I am going to strangle them.
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 4 Responses May 4, 2014

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    Almost died II - yes

    if you look carefully you will find I posted two different stories under this heading. EP is a mess, but it's all we got. I was a kid and talking to my middle bro',standing in the middle of the road. each of facing a sidewalk (It was the UK so pavement is correct term for those...
    clearsight clearsight 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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    Those nights where you stay up late trying to

    sleep but just end up thinking about life and stuff while staring at the ceiling thinking about every good and bad thing that happened and how it could've been better or different. Every night I wish I would die but I think that's ironic (if that's the right word) because when I...
    forgottenluna forgottenluna 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    Biggest Mistake Of My Life

    I was kidnapped and almost raped by an ex at school. It's been 3 years and I still have to go to court for it. When I was 16, I sank so far into depression because of it and one night I decided to pop pills. I overdosed within minutes and was rushed to the hospital and almost...
    dcaleb21 dcaleb21 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I almost died in an ATV accident in Mexico we

    were taking tour of the dessert and wildlife me and my dad were on same ATV. the ATV suddenly sped up and we went over a cliff I landed ribs first (I have stress fractured ribs that compress my lungs wen I'm stressed) the ATV rolled over my back(I have back issues)
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Feb 8

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    People ask why I look on brighter side of life.

    Sorry if I'm an optimistic. I just appreciated life :P
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F Jan 5

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    The Day I Almost Died

    I'll try to keep this short. I had been living with a serious medical condition for a few years. My doctor was monitoring it, but didn't want to risk surgery as long as it was stable. One day, I started having chest pains for the first time in my life, nothing too intense, but...
    atadir atadir 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    Lying prostrate upon the cold ground,

    I found myself in that gray place between unconsciousness and coherence. I had just come out of a peaceful oblivion vomiting violently. My body wretched and shook as the distant and foggy monotone-gray figures lurked overhead. My eyes searched for their faces through the dim...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    In my 7th year I watched

    as my parents were brutally killed...me and my siblings were taken to some church and tortured for years, I was forced to watch as one by one my siblings died, I myself came close to death...several times I wish I have, now I live to remember my family, even if I'm mute, I live...
    DarkSoulDragon DarkSoulDragon 18-21 1 Response Jan 20

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    I flew to Colorado on January 9th to begin

    looking for land. I had GI bleeding and fell and hit my head on the bathroom wall due to losing 1/3 of my blood supply. My buddy heard the thump and came up and found my unconscious on the bathroom floor aspirating on my puke. I wouldn't have made it another minute or two...
    DPedlar DPedlar 46-50, M Feb 13

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    I was once paralyzed

    when I was 7 from the waist down I fell off of scaffolding and landed on an air conditioner im better now though thank god this took a lot of me to put this out here but I think I'll be supported and people will help me
    flyguy3326 flyguy3326 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    I almost died due to a heart attack.

    I had been starving my body completely for weeks and then my heart just said f#ck this, and bam. I had a 20% chance of survival and only 10% if I wanted to be completely functional. I don't know if it was dumb luck, God, my pride or stubbornness, but I made it in one piece...
    EmpowermentProject EmpowermentProject 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 4, 2014

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    I was swimming in Mexico.

    And the waves were really high. I of course wanted to swim in the ocean so I swam out beyond the break. All was good until I wanted back. I guess I timed it wrong because a wave pulled me under and held me down for almost ten seconds. I kept thrashing around the whole time. It...
    HaleyRose1975 HaleyRose1975 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    DeadBlackRoses DeadBlackRoses 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 26

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