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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 6,191 People

    the Hardest Choice

    It was the pain that woke me and I knew instantly that it was time. I nudged my sleeping husband and glanced at my bedside clock: 2:15am.   “I think this is it.” I said. “We’d better ring the hospital and tell them we’re on our way.&rdquo...
    LittleBuddy LittleBuddy 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 17, 2006

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    the Waterfall - Switzerland

    In 2004, I was in Switzerland for business.  Needless to say that business turned into a lot of pleasure, at which point this story comes into play.  It was a gorgeous day in July in Interlaken, Switzerland which is deemed by many to be the extreme sports capital of the...
    sf1100block sf1100block 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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    When I was five, my parents decided to get a

    swimming pool.At the time I never knew how to swim and wouldn't learn until I turned ten. Anyways, I decided to try it out myself with no one around to watch me.I remember struggling, the pool was more like the deep end of a built in pool, meaning there basically was no shallow...
    Phoenixem Phoenixem 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 21

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    Quick Fix...dumb Teen

    Well...My story is nothing to brag about and this is the 1st time ever sharing it...with anyone except people who were present at that time. I was 12 years old and long story short I made a decision after another fight with my mom one morning before school that I was going to...
    dusti2526 dusti2526 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 25, 2006

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    Okay so as a lot of us know asthma is a fairly

    common thing in the world but i feel not a lot of people understand how deadly asthma is and can be. I have suffered from asthma since birth and its always made me feel limited and it has limited me a lot in terms of activities i could take part in as a child growing up I've had...
    Callumcd1 Callumcd1 13-15, M 5 Responses May 7

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    I remember it well I was young boy age 8

    and I was not call me Alan swimming in the water when I went out a bit too far the undertow pull me under I struggled hard I pushed off the bottom and my head bobs up above the water I caught my breath but I could feel the water pulling me out somehow I managed to get out of the...
    Daddyslovingarms Daddyslovingarms 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 26

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    I was an idiot and tried to kill myself

    because my worthless boyfriend had cheated on me. Dont be stupid, people. People who cheat aren't worth anything, especially your life. Plus you feel like an idiot a few years down the road with scars to prove it.
    snjarvis snjarvis 22-25, F May 7

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    Stupid Doctors...

    I was in third grade and was feeling very sick. My stomach hurt really badly and I was throwing up. I was out of school for about two weeks. My parents took me to the ER and they looked me over. "Stomach Flu. Plenty of liquids and rest is all she needs. She'll be fine...
    cinymin cinymin 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2006

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    Ok I was in a pool and my father pulled me

    under the water without warning and I almost drowned and I haven't forgiven him Has anyone almost died because of someone and have you forgave them?
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 23 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    I fell asleep while driving.

    I'd slowed down to around a 60 before that and was in the exit lane so I ended up driving off the road. I smashed through a sign, tumbled down the slope ,and was promptly greeted by the fences. I remember distinctly laughing at my situation when I woke up mid-tumble.
    Arcson Arcson 18-21, M May 6

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    In a jeep wrangler on December 21st 2014 it was

    a rainy day and my friend was going 30 mph down a steep hill and then he seen another jeep down the street and took a sharp right on the ramp exit hit the brakes but it wasn't working and we slid down the street and we had a head on collision to another jeep then I blacked out...
    Jr6063631 Jr6063631 22-25, M 2 Responses May 10

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    When I was 15 I had a major car accident.

    My friend was killed and I ended up in a coma for a month, I am a TBI survivor and I'm still struggling 3years and still waiting for things to get better, still trying to remember, still feeling depressed. I can't sleep at night, I have problems functioning in the real world. Is...
    GeorgiaMaroulis GeorgiaMaroulis 18-21, F 6 Responses May 12

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    Let Someone Know!

    After my grandfathers death we discovered grandma had Alzhiemer's.  We moved her in with us & she stayed here  until she passed away in her sleep.  I was always very close to her but caring for her as she did me when I was small built a special bond.  I...
    harlymom13 harlymom13 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2006

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    My Nde At Age 8

     My father took me and my older brothers ( 10 and 11) to a river for a day of fun and fishing when I was eight years old. It was a beautiful, hot sunny day and we asked my dad if we could walk up to the river a little bit on our own while he set up camp for us. At...
    Glauco Glauco 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    I Hit a Wall At 30 Miles An Hour.

    This year, on Father's Day (June 18), I came so close to ?dieing? that my roommate actually thought I was dead.  I was out riding ATV's with my roommate, one of my close friends, and his dad.  Well, after riding for about 4 hours we decided to go home.  It was a...
    aprenot aprenot 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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    Drug Overdose

    It was a Saturday night. Like many other nights I was hitting lines with my boyfriend at the time Ryan. The gals called and wanted us to go out. I haven’t seen them for a while. Coco my best friend informed me she had ecstasy and wanted to take them later. Ryan wanted...
    AkA007 AkA007 26-30, F 16 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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    One Choice

    Ten years ago I was run off the road by a truck carrying construction debris while I was driving to high school.  It was march 15, the freakin Ides of March. I lost control of my car & hit a culvert, flipping my car over, crushing the driver's side roof  down...
    twelve twelve 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2006

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    Not Once, But Twice

    I have had two near death experiences. Once when I was a little girl, and the other time about six years ago. Although it's been a long time since the first incident, I still remember it well. When I was young I had very bad asthma, and when it acted up it made me sick. One day I...
    lilbopeep25 lilbopeep25 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2006

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    i was 10 when this happen to me.

    ..... One morning I didn't want to wake up for school cuz i didn't like waking up in the morning and my mom was yelling at me or whatever. So i in the shower now and next thing I knew she was beating me with a belt . So come out the shower now to put on my school uniform she had...
    Nasha17 Nasha17 16-17, F 1 Response May 10

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    I'll speak of what I remember

    before my memory goes black. Before I was hospitalized for my server asthma attack I was sick with the bug going around last fall. My day started as usual went to school and all that. During the free period my school gets I felt kinda light headed and was having asthma problems...
    Kawaiigirl Kawaiigirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Under the Bridge

    I'll spare you the life story, and try to build a quick foundation for what happened on September 26th,  2003.  I have a poly-diagnosis bi-polar / psychotic, and clinical depression caused by substance abuse and organic brain damage...or was the substance abuse caused by the...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 23 Responses Apr 21, 2007

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    Fear On the Cape Fear River

    I never particularly had a yen to try kayaking. I mean, it wasn't one of those things that was on my list of things to do before I die. But when my fiance suggested a kayak trip, I said, "Sure, why not?" So we slogged off to an unmentionable kayak outfitter shop in...
    Clearh20warrior Clearh20warrior 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2006

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    I had a seizure do to a withdrawal from my

    prescription for anxiety. I don't even remember the actual event... I thought nothing had happened. The eye opener was when I later found out the odds of me dying that night was around 50%. Since than I have lived with my depression and anxiety but I also gained a new...
    MadeFromStars MadeFromStars 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've had several, and survived a 9 day coma.

    I truly will be alone for the rest of my life, and so why not try it again. If happiness is not ever present. I see no point in continuing.
    Isis27 Isis27 36-40 1 Response 4 days ago

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    the Joys of Motherhood

    It was my second pregnancy. Having carried my daughter nine whole months without a problem I was looking forward to an easy birth. It was a Saturday afternoon i had just eaten lunch and was sitting down feeling fairly full and content with myself.  I went to get up and felt...
    cristeen69 cristeen69 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2006

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    I've tried to kill myself several times.

    I started overdosing on pills when I was 11. for the last 4 years I've been in and out of ERs, ICU, and psych hospitals. I would get mad every time I woke up from it. but as a new mother I am so grateful that it didn't work. i haven't tried in 14 months.
    strongsurvivor3 strongsurvivor3 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have issues with my blood.

    There were two times where I didn't have anything to eat all day, and I began blacking out. The first time I thought I was going to die. Usually sitting down remedies the problem, but it wouldn't work. I got on my back, and still a circle of black began closing in on my window...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    the Long Road Home

    The year was 1944. The place, on top of a mountain in rural West Virginia. It was a warm, sunny morning. My mom had just hung the clothes on the line to dry. I was making mud pies in the dirt by our country home. She called me to come into the house because she wanted to give me...
    Kayrah Kayrah 66-70, F 8 Responses Oct 27, 2006

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    I was in the car with my parents

    when I was 9, on my way home from swimming lessons one day. We were just driving and I wasn't paying attention so I don't know how, but the car flipped and was smashed to pieces in the ditch with another car that we hit. The mid thirties man from the other car (only person in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    last year i had to have a CT scan done

    for my eyes i was on the drip for a minute when my hole chest started tightening up and on my left i saw an angle then started to see white light i knew what hat this ment so i put a hell of a fight stay a live but its not my first near death experience ive had many from heath...
    minecraft400 minecraft400 26-30, F May 15

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    This was back when I was a sophomore in High

    School. I remember practicing for the marching band and that day was especially hard since it rained earlier and the humidity was at 1000%. Afterwards I felt a sharp pain on the right side of my chest. The pain was so strong that I could barely even walked. It radiated all the...
    PleaseInsertCoin PleaseInsertCoin 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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    mzleshell mzleshell 41-45, F 7 Responses May 17

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    when I was a kid my mom took me swimming at the

    river and I walked out. There was a drop off and went under. My mom grabbed my arm and pulled me up.
    dada12371638 dada12371638 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 21

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    This happened 7 days

    after I gave birth to my twins. My body began to swell up, skin got super tight and itchy, and I stopped using the bathroom. The swelling was mainly in my legs especially the left one. My legs got so big I couldn't walk anymore. That's when I knew it was time to go to the ER...
    Mep08 Mep08 31-35, F 3 Responses May 9

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    So What If Helmets Aren't Cool....

    I had bought the motorcycle a few years earlier to help with the high cost of commuting to work. As usual, I arose early, got dressed with my riding suit, boots, gloves and helmet, and started down the heavily congested highway.     Traffic had slowed to a crawl. I...
    notthatbikeagain notthatbikeagain 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2006

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    I nearly died in 2011

    as a result of serious medical neglect. I was declared dead for a few minutes. The next thing I know: my soul left my body and I was surrounded by the most loving and energetic light ever in the universe. I felt a kind of love that goes beyond everything we know on earth. I...
    marionrome marionrome 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    On August 23 1989 I suffered a life changing

    football injury while playing football for my highschool team!! I was hit helmet on helmet and was put into a coma for 5 weeks and I suffered a stroke while I was in my coma!!! I was pronounced dead when I arrived at the hospital by helecopter. I woke up and was parilized on my...
    thunderdanmajerle thunderdanmajerle 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 17

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    A Near Death Experience: My Awakening To Reality/Divinity

    This is the first time I have put my story into writing, though I have told this story many times before. I can’t quite articulate my reasons for finally putting this story into writing, and for posting it on the internet: just a sudden inspiration to share my tale. I have...
    WhatIsMu WhatIsMu 26-30, M 44 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    Well me and my family went to the beach.

    It was only a little after a a hurricane. The waves in the ocean were HUGE! But people were still allowed to go in . So my brother went in. My brother is studying to be a marine geologist. And is scuba certified so he's a really really good swimmer. And the waves were too big...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M Jan 8

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    the Cold Steel of the Revolver Pressed Deeply Into My Midriff.

    My family and I were living on the island of Grenada. The Cubans had invaded, and we were told to stay in our home, but after a week we were out of food, so my husband, my nine year old daughter and I piled into our Jeep and started down the steep mountain-side, on our way to St...
    Kayrah Kayrah 66-70, F 9 Responses Oct 24, 2006

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    Dog Attack!!

    It was June 18, one day right after my birthday. I was going to my friend Ashley's house to show her my new birthday present. I was at the sidewalk in front of her house, when I saw my nieghbor's dog sitting in her front lawn. My neighbors had a 3 foot fence, and the dog was a...
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122 16-17, F 12 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    the Drunk Across the Street

    It was a Halloween night back in the day. I was 13 at the time. I had to stay home to pass out candy because my Mother worked nights. My younger sisters were out trick/treating. Between kids at the door I was watching TV. I was engrossed in the tube when I heard a small sound...
    Bmille1223 Bmille1223 3 Responses Oct 30, 2006

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    we where boating and my lil sister was in the

    water. She unbuckled the top of her life jacket, so it flouted up and pushed her head down under the water. I jumped in without a life jacket and buckled it back up. she went back on the boat but its hard to swim in fresh water, with a lot of boats making waves. long storie...
    KINGKONGBALLS69 KINGKONGBALLS69 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    When I was ten I when to a pool got on the

    diverse big board slipped. From like40 feet it was a big diving board fell straight on my head crack my skull open and broke my neck I had a factor spine for about 1yr then made a full recovery that's why I'm scared of heights 🚒🚔🚨🚑🚒
    daeshaun daeshaun 51-55, M 1 Response May 11

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    One day I got a sharp pain in my stomach.

    my mom and I went to the hospital turns out my appendix pop for a few minutes.i was rushed to the surgery room.when I woke up I found my mom crying and praying.she hugged and kissed me while my mind&and face was blank.
    GamerJock GamerJock 13-15, F a week ago

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    While I wad first learning to drive with my dad,

    I was driving up a hill. Suddenly, as we neared the top of the hill, a truck passed someone in the other lane, in a no passing zone, and nearly hit us head on.
    ThatGuyInTheHoodie ThatGuyInTheHoodie 18-21, M May 10

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