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    C01literacy C01literacy 70+, M Aug 1

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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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    This is why I'm afraid of cars.

    When I was young, maybe like 8 or 9 years old, I got in a car crash. My mom, younger brother and I were on the highway. I had done something wrong, and my mom and I were going back and fourth. I was already crying because of this; I didn't want my mom upset with me...
    SweetPiano SweetPiano 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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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 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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    imanb99 imanb99 13-15, F 1 Response May 13

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    al,almost drowned several times,

    almost got knocked put by fallen tree hit by lightning-I was in the swimming pool during a storm lol. almost been hit by a car, abused a substance that made me feel like death was coming very soon....various other near death experiences: )
    aMeZaGoDeSs aMeZaGoDeSs 18-21, F Jun 23

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    Many times. When I was 8 someone broke into our

    house and tried to kill my mother and me. When I was 12 I nearly died of alcohol poisoning because I wanted to see how much I could handle. When I was 18 I was almost beaten to death by former gang members. A little over a week ago I was feeling suicidal, so I decided to walk...
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    Last October a pilot buddy of mine invited me

    out to Nashville to party with some of his friends. We're all military, 2 are pilots, 2 (including me) are crew chiefs on helicopters. We got in his buddies' car which was a dodge charger if I remember correctly and started driving for Nashville. Well it was heavily raining that...
    Booyeah80 Booyeah80 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2014

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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 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    Me and Twyla walked around the neighborhood at

    night and we walked by the park. As we passed the park we saw a rope being thrown up on a beam inside the picnic area. Then we saw a figure being dragged up to the table. As we got closer we notice it was a female in a hoodie and she was being noosed by two guys. Before we could...
    vick8428 vick8428 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    ...but Survived, Weighing 35lbs Less!

    I was 23 and my first child had just been born a week ago, when I began to feel ill. I had all the classic symptoms of flu. For a few days it just kept getting worse. By the third day I was no longer able to eat or drink anything, and would bring back even a teaspoon of water if...
    davidstone78 davidstone78 26-30, M 15 Responses Aug 6, 2007

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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 3 Responses May 4, 2014

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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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    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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    My mom and I were at a car dealership

    that was next to a pretty steep driveway or whatever you call it. The driveway lead to a hilly and busy highway that's always packed. Anyways, while I was waiting in the car for my mom, the car started rolling toward the highway. Mom accidentally left the car in neutral. I don...
    OneDarkSoul OneDarkSoul 13-15, M Jul 20

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    Work for Gas Comp. Went to a call,

    as I got down the stairs the boiler exploded, smashing the steps and trapping down there. Got 60% 3rd degree burns from water, steam, and fire. Remember waking up 2 1/2 months later in hospital. I had 6 skin graft surgeries. I was told I passes away twice while in coma, but came...
    Ziggy41 Ziggy41 31-35, M 1 Response May 27

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    So today a train was coming by

    and my aunt hit on the breaks but then like 5 seconds later a car hit us from behind and pushed us on to the train tracks and because my aunt was in some sort of shock I had to scream at her to back up the car. So yea some way to start the morning off.
    ThatMissingLink ThatMissingLink 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    The other day I was in the ATV with some friends

    and we were in the mountains. We were on our way back to my house from the trail when we noticed the ATV started acting funny. We tried changing it to 4 wheel drive but it didn't work so we were just careful. I was in the rear left behind the driver (it's a side by side). We...
    bstarqueen bstarqueen 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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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 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I'm living alone on my apartment.

    One day after a long shift I feel strange, some things wrong in my lower right abdomen, I just ignored it and continue going to my job. Until one night I cannot even stand up, my head is aching so bad and I can't stop vomiting. I call my friends but they are not answering so I...
    mihcoz mihcoz 18-21, M Apr 27

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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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    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 15 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    There was a time when I was very sick,

    and I would have these massive bloody episodes. On one particular night, I had lost a lot of blood. I got up and walked out of the bathroom, being barely able hold myself up. I knew I was in trouble, but I didn't want to go to the hospital. I didn't want to go through any more...
    PerpetualDreamers PerpetualDreamers 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    I saw my grandma get murder she was shot in the

    chest and left for dead the her killer tried to kill me but stabbed him in the hand with my grandfathers katana and grabbed his gun grabbed my grandpas katana and ran I thought I got away but it seems that I was wrong and he was not alone. I don't remember what happened after...
    RosaDark RosaDark 13-15, F May 8

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    About 6 years ago I was camping on a lake.

    I saw it was going to storm so I went to take the towels and swimsuits off the line. As I was walking I remember feeling something weird like a tingle. The air smelled funny. All I remember is the loud crack. Louder than any sound I ever heard before. Next thing I remember was...
    MuseGrl4 MuseGrl4 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    I was in a car and under it it caught on fire.

    I was little then but my friends mom was actually sitting outside. She told me to get out so I did. Then I saw the fire. Everything in the trunk was burned. I really didn't care about my backpack. I actually really didn't care about anything. I talked with my friend about the...
    PikachuIsPikachu PikachuIsPikachu 18-21, F May 18

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    I was hit by two cars at 70mph

    which should have killed me instantly, but they didn't. I sustained some serious injuries though and was as good as dead. I was rushed to the hospital where I stopped breathing twice. First time they revived ne. Second time they believed they had lost me. I was taken to the...
    BrookeSandhurst BrookeSandhurst 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 22

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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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    At 6 am today, while driving in fast lane,

    suddenly truck moving in laft lane lost control. Hit bus in front turned right to crush bonnet of santro. I pressed paddle to full as if braked surely gone into truck. life saved. thanks ford.
    manu7622 manu7622 31-35, M 2 Responses May 25

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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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    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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    I had almost drowned about 3 times.

    .. I was so scared when it first happened. A dog had dived in and saved then a life guard followed as I was at a really deep pool. I was only 7 years old at the time and life flashed before my eyes. That is why I have better memories I guess it happened to me twice when I was...
    Titania237 Titania237 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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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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    If there's one thing I've learned it's

    that all the idle time in your life could potentially be wasting your very last time on earth. I have almost died a few times in my life and all of them leave a deep reminder that life is precious. When I was 5 my dad thought it was a good idea to hold me over a bridge so I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 7

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    I've almost died so many times,

    one time I was In a really bad car accident where we rolled 6-7 times into a field, the whole top of the car was dented in, but the place where I was sitting was find, everyone said that I was a few inches from being crushed. One time I almost got hit by a car, but my sister...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses May 3

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    I was on back of my dads bike

    when a drunk driver in a truck hit us. It shattered my thigh and gave me a compound fracture on my tibia. My dad always makes me wear chaps just in case and the medics said that it helped save my life by putting pressure on the wound. They said I went thru 11 pints of blood...
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 7 Responses May 5

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    Just tonight actually.

    Pretty scary for the first couple of minutes, now, and hour later it's just like "meh, it's a good story"
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 3

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    I was swimming in the Columbia River sometime

    in the beginning of spring. I was at a park with at a family reunion of a friend of mine. I saw my friend's little cousin swimming in a designated swimming area. He was a big mouthed kid and betted me that the water was too cold for me. Well, he was morbidly obese which kept...
    adoptedvagabond adoptedvagabond 22-25, M Jul 28

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    Once when I was very young

    and in my old house, there was a trapdoor on the floor that led to the basement. I crawled over to it while it was open and fell inside. There were concrete basement steps that would have killed me if I fell, but the door closed on my leg. So, I was hanging by a leg above death...
    0emma0 0emma0 13-15, F Jun 23

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    I got I'm a car wreck this morning

    and my car got so messed up but the good part about this is that I was able to leave the hospital early I just can't believe this is the 2nd time this month that I come face to face with death :'(
    ImTheQueenFYM ImTheQueenFYM 16-17, F 2 Responses May 5

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    i overdosed. police were called

    for a welfare check. the police found me unresponsive. i was told later that my eyes were rolled at the back of my head and i was foaming at the mouth. i woke up in a hospital room with 15+ med students surrounding me. humiliating. a stranger/ toxicologist asked me what year it...
    msmichelle111 msmichelle111 22-25, F Jul 27

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    There are three incidents where,

    in my opinion, I almost died. I believe on one occasion that my ‘guardian angel’ saved me. The first time I was 2 years old. I was not told about this until I was in high school. I was on a dock on a lake with family members in the fall. My cousin, who was also 2 years...
    lookingxyz2014 lookingxyz2014 41-45, M 1 Response May 1

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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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    vairos vairos 18-21, M Aug 17