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    Well I almost wasn't born.

    When my mom was pregnant with me she used to drink and smoke a lott. I was convinced that she was trying to kill me, and it was true because my dad said that before she even got pregnant she said she didn't want to have kids. But I never hated her for it. I can never hate...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I've almost died more times

    than I can count on both hands. I've had 13 overdoses, the worst on over a quarter ounce of coke and half a gram of Molly at once. I've been the passenger in a car accident where we went airborne at 70mph like Dukes of Hazard type **** and landed into a telephone pole. I'm...
    deekbox deekbox 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 1

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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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    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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    we were riding down this old country road the

    other day and about half way down the road the pavement runs out and it turns into dirt well we were hauling doin about 70 as soon as we hit the dirt we fish tailed and the car went sideways and started flipping I was in the front seat with no seatbelt I felt like a baseball in...
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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 6 Responses Jan 4, 2014

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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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    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 Jun 25

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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 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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    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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    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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    imanb99 imanb99 13-15, F 1 Response May 13

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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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    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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    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 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 :'(
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 2 Responses May 5

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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 Mar 27

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    Maybe Several Times...

    1'st... When I was in grade 2 and crossing the street to go to the bus... a car didn't stop for the flashing lights and the crossing guard saved me from getting hit... it made the paper...2'nd..  When I was in High School... I was running across at a cross walk.. ignoring the...
    CVizion CVizion 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 31, 2011

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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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    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 4 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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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'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 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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    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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    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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    This guy I really loved

    or thought I loved had used me for his own pleasure then dumped me. I had been so co dependent on him that I honestly couldn't imagine a life without him even after all he had done. I was 16 at the time, I remember telling all my brothers I had loved them knowing that I was...
    SarahLove00 SarahLove00 16-17, F Apr 22

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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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    I was on the way to school on an early November

    morning, sprinting out of the house running late. I remember the dream I had the night before, seeing my wolf side and telling me that something was going to happen to me. Me being stupid and not listening, I almost died. Nearly was hit head on by three cars. I don't remember...
    TheBloodWolf TheBloodWolf 13-15, M Mar 30

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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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    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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    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 Mar 22

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    19 times at this point,

    yesterday was number 19. My mom almost hit me with her car coming up the driveway at 80mph. Luckily she missed my left side of my body by about three inches and smashed into the fender of the lawn mower I was riding. At this point I've just learned to laugh it off. Death doesn't...
    MasteringLife101 MasteringLife101 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    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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    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...
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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 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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    ...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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    I had a terrible wreck the other day

    and nobody knows how I'm still alive
    KimberlySmith KimberlySmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I went tubing when I was little

    and I hit a big wave and my legs went past my head and I was rushed to the hospital and they said I might me paralyzed for a couple of hours and they said if I wasn't as big as I am now I would have broke my back and died instantly
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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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    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 2 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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    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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    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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