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    So about 4 years ago,

    I got hit by a drunk driver. I was in a coma and in the hospital for about 3 months, and they told my parents that there was a 95% chance that I wouldn't wake up. They are both Christians but I wasn't. Well anyways they prayed all day and all night and many of the members of...
    OliviaErbach OliviaErbach 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2015

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 20, 2015

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    C01literacy C01literacy 70+, M Aug 1, 2015

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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 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    At least I thought I was going to

    but the crazy thing is was that I was ready to die...my last words were going to be "abby I love you but I think I'm about to die" (Abby's my sister) and then after that there's times where I'm scared and just say 'I don't want to die' it's so weird
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811 13-15, F Nov 22, 2015

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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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    goatsbeeshoneypots goatsbeeshoneypots 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    ...in childbirth. It was about a month ago now.

    I have my beautiful twins so it helps me through but can't help feeling sad and asking, "Why did it happen to me?" I'll start at the beginning. About a month before I gave birth I was feeling absolutely awful health-wise. I told one of the antenatal consultants at the hospital...
    Trinabelle Trinabelle 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    When I was 8 years old my brother

    and my mother and I were going to visit my aunt. At the time I was only 8 and my brother was only 5 so my mother pack our things plus hers then put them in the car by herself. By the time she was done she was very tired and told us we should wait till tomorrow. My brother and I...
    TheWordsOfDeadGirl TheWordsOfDeadGirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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 1 Response Jul 22, 2015

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    Into The Sea

    I was going on a trip with my older brother and nephews. It was a crabbing trip. Where you catch crabs with crab nets. The place was somewhere near San Francisco (Not the one under the bridge). We arrived there and it was cloudy and windy. The place had huge rocks where you climb...
    SleepingTeddy SleepingTeddy 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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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 1 Response Jul 20, 2015

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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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    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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    I feel like when you have an experience

    where you almost die it can make you feel many ways. For me it was two: "I must do EVERYTHING while I have the chance" was how I felt for a year. Now I'm feeling more like "what's the point, why have goals, I want to LIVE while I'm here" The second one is bad. I have a thought...
    Whatsmystory Whatsmystory 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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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 Mar 3, 2014

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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    i almost died before cuz i was chilling

    and making out and my hi friends were driving the car then we crashed
    hotties69 hotties69 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

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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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    Wow looking back on this is really surreal.

    I was at one of my friends houses last New Years and there was a lot of heavy drinking. I was going through a time in my life (one of my lowest lows) where I was suicidal, I had just lost my girlfriend. I wasn't okay. I got alcohol poisoning that night and got aspiration...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 14, 2015

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    As far as I know, a little over a year ago I

    almost died, but didn't I think. It's all a blur from now to then. Screaming for God to save me as I'm being what felt like getting eaten alive by 3 pit bulls. Nothing against pit bulls but it kinda hurts when a dog thinks you're a steak.
    joshislost joshislost 18-21, M Oct 24, 2015

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    I almost died many times in my life.

    Death has attempted to enter my life through multiple drownings, chokings, car accidents, heights, and last but not lease fire.
    WillieCaesar WillieCaesar 22-25, M Jan 24

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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 1 Response Sep 22, 2011

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    The time I almost drowned was something I'll

    never forget. I was a child, I don't really remember what age I was but it couldn't have been older than 7(5 at the least). My mom, 2 sisters, and I were on vacation at a beach. My family went into the water leaving me to play in the sand. I quickly got board and decided to join...
    EcoReibun EcoReibun 70+, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2015

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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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    This morning I got up on time

    and proceeded with my day, getting showered and ready for work, we left the house on time and it seemed like any other day. We just passed the half way mark and I was eating a mint, I inhaled and got choked as I was about to cough my throat completely closed. I was having a...
    SofiaLongino SofiaLongino 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2015

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    One time I took some pills

    and interfered with my sleep apnea. I passed out and I was paralyzed with my eyes closed like awake and asleep and I didn't freak out, because it wasn't the first time, but I took some deep breaths and woke up then went back to sleep and it happened again so I sat up and woke up...
    localtacoman localtacoman 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2015

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    Last August I went sleepwalking at three in the

    morning. I am a light sleeper and never did it before but that night I fell down our stairs. I was awake when I started to fall and I passed out after hitting the door at the bottom. When my wife came down I woke up and was able to go back to bed. It was only the next morning...
    TOMPAM9 TOMPAM9 46-50 1 Response Jan 16

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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 Jul 25, 2015

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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 18-21, F Dec 31, 2013

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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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    On January 11, 2016 I was working on assignment

    with my friends. I was munching on some big green grapes. I turned to check the clock and shoved the grape down my mouth. The grape slipped down my throat and instantly I tried to swallow it. It was on impulse and I was like "Not a good idea, Stephanie!" I smacked my friend who...
    BookWorm333 BookWorm333 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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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 Jul 19, 2015

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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 had an accident at work

    and instead of going to the hospital I went home instead. My roomate was at work and I called them and told him what happened, she told me to go to the hospital. I told her I would be ok. When she came back to the condo after work she found me out the living room floor out...
    BiPolar21 BiPolar21 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2015

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