I Am So Lucky To Be Alive

For anyone who has had an experience where they thought...'wow can belive im still here after that!' and people who know people who have... 13,624 People

    I once missed a train driving at 100 mph

    because i noticed someone waiting in the corner of my eye.I Stopped for a sec and the train ran past me.
    DomPie DomPie
    46-50, M
    Mar 12, 2016

    Once upon a time after being made,

    day after day to feel like I didn't deserve my life I decided that I should grant everybody's wish. Now I'm glad I failed. For the sake of my family who I didn't realise loved me so much , for the friends I now have, the job, the future, my relationship I can just say that it...
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    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    We are all lucky to be alive.

    Life is so fragile and so easy to loose. It should never be taken for granted that the next minuet we could be dead. Always live love and laugh cuz each second could be your last.
    Thespistx Thespistx
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015

    being part of the fight

    for free education in South Africa has put me in situations , where I felt my life was in danger. Seeing police shoot rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades at innocent youth who just want to be able to afford tertiary education. We are fighting for education.
    HeartbreakInsummer HeartbreakInsummer
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    I think of dying so often.

    People look at me and say how sweet, lovely, beautiful, but most days I can barely muster will to live let alone be everyone's angel. #iftheyonlyknew
    angelfoodcupcake angelfoodcupcake
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015

    Me too !! My step mom lived downstairs from us,

    and tried to kill me . twice, with a Knife. While I was asleep. She had the apartment Keys. She used to Dog seats my DOG's. She is here with her new Boyfriend. I am terrified about this man, of her. He is vicious.
    flipperpatch flipperpatch
    41-45, F
    Mar 16, 2016

    you know that after 3 decades of near death

    experiences, I still don't truly understand how lucky I am. I always just thought that death was chasing me and that it was right at my heal all the time. But, after 8 major car accidents, being abandoned at 13yrs, attempting suicide twice, countless panic and anxiety attacks...
    shadyshadow shadyshadow
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    NandiMthethwa NandiMthethwa
    36-40, F
    Feb 13, 2016

    Our car was cut in half

    and I was thrown out the window into the woods. A young state trooper found me. 25 years later that state trooper was teaching a drivers Ed class and my daughter Beth was taking the class. He showed them my accident and told them it was the worse accident he ever saw where two...
    fattenedforthanksgivingdiner fattenedforthanksgivingdiner
    61-65, M
    Jan 3, 2016

    I was in a roll over accident Sunday

    and I went to go clean out my truck. I do not know how I made it out alive!
    archbo12 archbo12
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016

    Life is turning around

    for me. I woke this morning feeling so much joy. I believe other people can be happy and I wish it to be so. My therapist said to me there is always hope.
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    1 Response Jun 27, 2015

    Isn't it great that all we've experienced isn't

    who we are? I'm Me in spite of what happens to me and I can do whatever I please. Does that scare you? If it does it should... Reminds me of terrorists. However I think my relationship to the world is NOT who I am however it is a gift which I can appreciate or not. I think we...
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    Jan 23, 2016

    It started as neck pain.

    I thought I slept wrong. But it got worse. My hand started going numb. Then I started getting searing pain in my shoulder into my arm. MRI showed nothing. Then I wake up and can't swallow. Antibiotics given- no effect. 10 days I can't eat. Finally a routine blood test for my...
    bettedaviseyes88 bettedaviseyes88
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2015

    Today. The 20th august is the day i nearly died.

    Im currently in hospital. I was doing my hair to go to school, and my hairdryer exploded and electrocuted me. I blacked out, and if i wasn't wearing my shoes that had rubber on the bottom of them i would of died instantly.
    ReeceV19 ReeceV19
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Aug 20, 2014

    When my mother became pregnant with me she

    always took drugs, like weed. So when I was born I was very small and had drugs in my system from her. I could have easily died but god decided i had to live my life to the fullest. When my brother was born, he also had drugs in his body but it was worse than mine. My brother...
    PerfectlyImperfect1234 PerfectlyImperfect1234
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2015

    This is me! Is it you ?

    make the very best of every Day as if it were your last you never know when something or someone could come along and change that all in a blink of an eye... Be an Example.... Show kindness to unkind people , Forgive people who don't deserve it, Love unconditionally , Your...
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    2 Responses Jan 8, 2016

    In 2013 I was bit by a mosquito contracted the

    West Nile virus.. developed a brain inflammation and when I had ten hrs left to live I fall into a mini coma that relieved my brain and I lived..I had an awakening..and I am now such a new person with so many stories to tell...
    Sonia1126 Sonia1126
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2016

    Mankind is not the yarn it is the thread in

    which makes up the yarn. We are all bonded together and everything we do is connected.
    iamcody iamcody
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2016

    I was in a really bad place in my life

    and tried to kill myself. But this guy came out of nowhere as I was about to jump he talked me out of doing it and we've been best friends ever since.
    Harley4260 Harley4260
    22-25, F
    Nov 24, 2014

    I was involved in a car crash almost 23 years

    ago. I live with shaky memory since my accident but I'll share my story from what I kind of remember and what my family have told me. I was in the 1st or 2nd grade. I was walking home from school with a friend and we had to cross the street. The street was in a valley and the...
    ncwcsoccer14 ncwcsoccer14
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2015
    youngadult25 youngadult25
    26-30, F
    Mar 21, 2016

    I broke my neck and survived It was back in

    2007 I was hit by a car and broke my neck and some other parts of my body but my main injury was my neck. I broke my C5 to C7 and my C6 imploded I had to have a bone graftand a plate put in there I think it was three or four screws I also broke my T11 and 12 and both bones in my...
    gemmydoll gemmydoll
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015

    Almost didn't make it past birth

    so I can truly say I'm lucky to be alive.
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    3 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    Im Eleven And A Guy Just Asked To Have Sex With

    Me! HELP? I told him I would never talk to him again because I obviously dont want to have sex. He isn't even my boyfriend but hes still asking me. I'm really scared but I dont want to tell my parents because Im afraid they will kill me! HELP
    juny28 juny28
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2016
    asifasifme asifasifme
    26-30, M
    Apr 7, 2016

    Imagine all the beautiful things you'll still

    experience in life. Fireworks, journeys in the beautiful nature, travelling around the globe and eating some great food. Feeling the fresh air in your lungs and the sun upon your skin. And the best of all, feel the peace of your mind and soul. Even if that isn't achieved yet...
    juv3 juv3
    16-17, F
    Nov 4, 2015


    Roselyn123 Roselyn123
    31-35, F
    Mar 16, 2016

    When I was 5 my mom and I were going to my

    aunts house to pick up some cake she cooked earlier. We were passing a rail road with a big Bush covering the right side of the tracks. Little did we know there was a train coming straight at us! My mom swerved the truck left and right left and right till we were off the tracks...
    davidvasquez davidvasquez
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    Over Labor Day weekend I went camping with

    family and friends up in the Mountains in the Cuban forest. No camping grounds just a open meadow surrounded by huge trees, Wilderness Style" as they put it. Before going camping I asked friends that had already been camping up there if it was safe to be in a tent and they said...
    Helensworld Helensworld
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    I've been shot once, stabbed once

    and hit with VBIED's twice. Need I say more? Any day I wake up this side of the dirt is a GREAT day :)
    mortaritaville07 mortaritaville07
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 10, 2015

    i was on here before.

    and i deactivated my account and my stories are gone.
    bicurious68 bicurious68
    22-25, F
    Nov 19, 2015

    I know that there is a lot of things

    that other people go through, so I'm very grateful that I'm healthy and alive.
    maddie91101 maddie91101
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    My dad is a three time cancer survivor

    and my mom is a hepatitis survivor. Prayers she can somehow overcome Lupus also. Both are such amazing and inspirational people.
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    2 Responses May 11, 2015

    I blacked out and slammed my small car into the

    back of a parked semi on the Interstate at 65mph. my fiancee of six days at the time was killed on impact and I was told later that if I had hit even a foot more to the right I would have died as well. I fractured my right hip socket, nearly destroyed my right knee, broke a rib...
    Cross2015 Cross2015
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    I was born four months premature.

    I weighted 2 lbs 4 ounces and was 15" long. Shortly after I was born, I coded and was legally dead for 3 minutes. The doctor has to cut me open and resuscitate my heart. I am so thankful to be alive everyday, because if I would have been born two weeks earlier I would have been...
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    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    At times i wished i wouldnt hv be born wish i

    could die beside ol my crazy thoughts i at tyms feel so lucky to be alive. lucky to hv a loving family, sweet friends and having a happy life despite ol de bad things. i count myself among the.lucky people .
    sly15 sly15
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2015

    Hi All sorry to sound depressing

    but want everyone to know I'm okay first but I've had two very serious suicide attempts in recent years! Very ugly doctors can't believe I survived the first the second was equally damaging but in a different way!! God saved me!! Since then I've had another near death experience...
    shootingstar2015 shootingstar2015
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    First went my cousin,

    then one of my aunts, then two of my friends, then my grandparents, then my brother and parents. Death has surrounded me all my life. Ive always thought id die so easily just like everyone else, ive always excepted death like an old friend. But, im still alive somehow. Somehow...
    PainIsPeace PainIsPeace
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 15, 2015

    07/04/2016 - I really am.

    Born way too prematurely (24 weeks). Major car accident. Difficultly breathing. I'm lucky and grateful to be here even if it means having a trachy to help with that. What more could I want?!? Oh I know, a lot of things!
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2016

    death frightens me. I feel like it's like

    when you were born. You didn't know that you existed, you didn't exist, and when you die you won't exist. All you'll be is a memory, and not a thing. I believe in God and I want to go to heaven, but I'm worried that there will be nothing to go to when I'm gone and that it'll...
    tyrannosaurusmess tyrannosaurusmess
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2016

    Another day I'm still standing I must be here

    for a reason thank you GOD.
    martinez1993 martinez1993
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2016

    Hallo All, it is sad

    that EP is closing soon, I have met some amazing people here. I will be sad to see this amazing site close. Please inbox me if you'd like to exchange contact info
    Sindos Sindos
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2016

    I got stabbed and broke my legs

    when i was 8, almost beaten to death at 12, almost someone tried to drown me at 15, and I've been shot multiple times. Long story.
    GoddamnSpagetti GoddamnSpagetti
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    Thank you mommy for bringing me to a coffee

    shop to cheer me up despite of you feeling ill. Lovvee Mommy. 😍
    Lucylanelucy Lucylanelucy
    22-25, F
    Mar 11, 2016
    1chuck2 1chuck2
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 3, 2015

    My name is Amanda, I have Cerebral palsy,

    Chronic pain, Strabismus and Anxiety. I've had 4 surgeries to help take care of my cerebral palsy but t still have daily challenges from it. As for Chronic pain that's one of my biggest challenge right now because I'm in pain everyday. Trying to make the best of everyday is what...
    Amanda3874 Amanda3874
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    I was a baby orphan in just post-Cold War

    Russia.. I was put up for adoption and I thank God I was.
    saramariya saramariya
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2015

    Got high voltage trough my heart,

    could have ended really badly
    Anonumoys Anonumoys
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 19, 2016

    Lucky. Grateful? Sometimes.

    Lonely, all the time. I have only my dog and what broken pieces of my family remain. Friends I see and chill with? Chilling as it is, I have only one, one who knows nothing. One who cares, but remains ignorant to the battle scars not on my skin, but inside. Not all wounds are...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2015

    Im very fortunate. Ive have near death

    experiances in combat and then Ive tried to sqawnder away in civilian life. Ive tried to OD multiple times off the meds the VA gave me. Spent 1.5 yrs in ICU total. Its not me now these days, but it is my past Im ashamed of it and have grown from the experience. Its not me now...
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    1 Response Aug 17, 2015

    Devastating Accident

    6 years ago...I fell out of a Truck. Going 30 miles per hour. I remember hardly anything of it but here's my Story. We were on our way to eat. I got on a Dress and got all Pretty. I was 7 at the time. We hoped in a Truck my Dad was working on. It had no Seat Bealts. But, the...
    XxSurferChickxX XxSurferChickxX
    13-15, F
    14 Responses Aug 30, 2012

    Letting go! Dancing like a fool.

    Thinking of you. Until I pass out I'll dance and sweat and laugh out loud.
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    Feb 17, 2016
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