I Have Saved Someones Life

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    I was at the swimming pool not too long ago,

    on a Friday. On Friday night, there is basically this big family swim thing. Anyway, I was with a friend, who had left me to go to the washroom for a minute. There was this tiny girl hanging off of her kickboard. Thinking nothing of it, I continued awkwardly standing around...
    dabram71 dabram71
    18-21, M
    Mar 31, 2015

    I Saved My Cousins Life - it was a cold winter

    day in Ohio and my whole family went there for visit some relatives. at the hotel we were all staying at there was a pool & my little cousins wanted nothing more than to go swimming. so, one night we all decided to go in the pool [there was 5 of us, me being the second oldest...
    autumn506 autumn506
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

    It was a hard thing to do

    and a long story but isnt a good feeling to save others life?
    Nano567 Nano567
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

    I told someone to stop

    when a car was coming... I don't know If that counts
    dashuria dashuria
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014

    I saved this old lady

    who was having a seizure in the pool, cause who knows where the lazy *** lifeguard was. And then my nephew who jumped in the pool without arm floaties -_- And then I saved a cat that was gonna fall off a roof I once jumped in front of a car to stop it from hitting this cat...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 3, 2014

    Finishing work around 9pm I started to make my

    way to the bus stop to get there I have to cross about 3 tram lines all within a meter of each other I've crossed the tram lines and I'm one the pavement that runs directly parallel the the 3rd tram line a man catches my eye he's walking parallel to me he's walking on the 3rd...
    ElizaChloe ElizaChloe
    18-21, F
    May 22, 2014

    I normally don't write

    or speak about my days when I was a volunteer firefighter and EMT. But twenty years ago I was. I won't get into the details, but I did, indeed, rescue a baby girl from a most certain death. I sometimes wonder about the young woman she is now. I guess she would be 20 or 21...
    Pilotbob75 Pilotbob75
    41-45, M
    Nov 8, 2015

    My dad and I were canoeing the Buffalo River in

    Tennessee the day after a hard rain. A father and son had capsized their canoe and was pulled under a tree that had fallen into the river. We paddled to the bank near the downed tree. My dad always used rope to tie our paddles to our canoe in case we capsized. He tied one rope...
    caterpillarwaiting caterpillarwaiting
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    Sugar Pills

    Some memories really stick with you and come back with the emotions, not always but sometimes.  I was walking on a beautiful day in beautiful Wyoming landscape.  We were taking our final for geologic field mapping and I had seperated from my two partners because we were...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Dec 26, 2008

    One day it was the summer of 2014 me

    and my girlfriend were surfing in Hawaii out of no where this 18ft tiger shark ripped her left arm off took a huge chuck of her board so I dragged her to the shore line wrapped her arm to stop the bleeding she passed out on the sand I rushed her to the hospital she was great...
    KendricFortner KendricFortner
    18-21, M
    Nov 25, 2014

    It was my younger brothers,

    he jumped into our pool and sunk to the bottom, so I jumped in, fully clothed, and saved him. And he still treats me like crap. I guess it's just brotherly love.
    Jovanite Jovanite
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jun 30, 2015

    When I was 15, my two best friends were

    graduating from high school. Nick and Alex had been my best friends since before I can remember, they were like the big brothers I never had. When we got to the beach, there was only one other person there and the waves were huge so I decided not to go in and Alex said he would...
    kyradionis kyradionis
    18-21, F
    Jun 8, 2014

    Recently I talked to a suicidal girl

    who needed help. She told me all that was wrong with her life and I told her all that was wrong with mine. She had plans, she knew what she was going to do. I told her that she was important, she said that she didn't believe me. She told me she was like an empty shell...
    BrookeWhoAreYou BrookeWhoAreYou
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2014

    I just talked a complete stranger out of

    killing themselves. I would say accomplished anything, because they could always just flip the switch. I'm relieved, but still very scared.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 20, 2014

    A couple of years ago,

    my father almost drowned. Im not sure how I was able to help him, he's over 6' and I was a tiny 5'2". It could've been adrenaline rushing through my veins, I don't know. But for now, I'm glad I have my father still here with me to walk me down the aisle one day. I tell him...
    auraboreale auraboreale
    18-21, F
    9 Responses May 11, 2014

    I talked my brother out of suicide,

    he was ready and everything.
    cypressjon cypressjon
    18-21, F
    Oct 2, 2014

    To be honest, this past month have been one of

    the hardest month in my short life. A couple weeks ago, my best friend called me and told me: Im thinking about suicide. I talked to her for about 4 hours and finally I changed her ideas and she was okay. Later on that week, she called me agin and said (in her exact words): "I...
    Amy107 Amy107
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2014

    I've done it several times

    but this one I remember like yesterday. I was at the beach surfing as I use to and I noticed a little girl far away getting in trouble in water. She clearly did not know how to swim. I tried to get to her with all my strengths but she was so far and vanishing into the water...
    unknownpoetx unknownpoetx
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    Tonight I think I just sent the most important

    text of my life. "See, that's a con. And so is the overall shittiness of life. But there are pros. Everyday: Babies are born Bands write songs People fall in love Marriages happen Students graduate college Leaves change color Art is created Lighting strikes the earth...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 8, 2014

    Sure Seemed Like It..

    Either that, or I saved her from a long stay in the hospital with broken bones. A girl I knew in High School. I was walking with her to her house. We were about to cross a street. I stopped. She kept walking. I grabbed her shirt and pulled her back just before a car went...
    meowmeowface meowmeowface
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2007

    I remember that day i found her(let's call her E

    for now) in the bathroom, she gave me a note saying she took a lot of pills. In a second she just passed out and I managed to get her out of the bathroom. I got one of my friends to get to the school office to tell them what happened, and she was sent to the hospital. Later that...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2015

    Almost 5 years ago late one Tuesday night I

    decided to go for a drive. It was actually after 1 am, so technically the next morning, but I was used to working nights and didn't have to go into work this time. I was ridiculously bored so took a ride to the next town over where I used to live and figured I would loop back...
    hazelwoodd hazelwoodd
    31-35, F
    Feb 20, 2015
    EmmaCollins EmmaCollins
    22-25, F
    Jul 31, 2014

    We Saved Eachothers Lives.

    we all know that cliffs and jagged rocks are unsafe, but i just didn't know how unsafe until they almost took my life. so my boyfriend and i were hiking down a cliff to this swimming hole and there were a bunch of little, loose rocks all over the ground. being the idiots that...
    lazyker lazyker
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2007

    I was about 13.. I had this friend

    who I was hanging out with on a parking garage, he said he would jump if I left him too go home, I had too be home. When I got home he called me, he had a knife in his hand. He was going too stab himself, I was saying, "don't do it, you have your whole life ahead of you. Don't...
    TaylorRenee14 TaylorRenee14
    18-21, F
    Aug 30, 2014

    My cousin was 3 or 4

    and during a family party everyone was swimming in my pool. She was on the stairs and I was at the other end of the pool. I had goggles on and when I went underneath the water I saw she was about two feet away from te stairs under the water not moving, and I swam across the pool...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 27

    I saved my ex's life in January,

    He was going to kill himself, but I was there to save him. To talk to him when nobody was there for him not even his family, When he sent that about why he didn't tell me the reason for what I asked him, I was in beyond shock and happy that I saved his life and he didn't tell me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 19

    My family lived on a 220 acre farm near a lake.

    College students wen to this lake every summer. One day, while I was walking in the woods nearest to this lake, I heard a girl cry out for help. I yelled out to her to keep talking so I could follow her voice. When I got her, she was tangled up in some rusted barbwire. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 27

    I broke up with my girlfriend

    and she tried to kill herself. I broke up with her in a bar and said goodbye to her. She didn't take it well but she seemed to understand where I was coming from. I went home feeling relieved at how well it had gone, got stoned and chilled out with my flat mate. It was just...
    Bujuo Bujuo
    22-25, M
    Sep 17, 2015

    I had this friend named Jennifer we called her

    Jen for short. and long story short she had been suicidal for the past few months at this time. and one day things had been going smoothly had some coffee and then preceded to go to Hop's shop ( the owners name was max but people called him hop as was his nickname hence the...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    Jan 26

    Throughout my life i've always felt

    as if angels or higher powers have used my physical being to rescue others. At the age of 11, I experienced my first gut feeling of an emergency situation and when i ran off to where i believed the problem was, i was right...and my presence was fortunately enough to ease/stop...
    rick4444444 rick4444444
    41-45, M
    Mar 5

    I was down at the railroad tracks

    and there was a guy there trespassing. He was walking on the tracks picking up scrap metal. I didn't know who he was. He wasn't a rr employee I know that. Suddenly a train started to come towards our way on the traxk he was on. He couldn't hear it which is usual since you can't...
    saxophonegal22 saxophonegal22
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2014
    iamj iamj
    18-21, F
    Oct 18, 2014

    When I was 10 years old There was a fire in our

    apartment building. My family was on the third floor of a three floor building. I was really scared at the time and shocked. I just yelled as loud as I could to tell everyone to get our of the building. I grab my sister but back and picked her up and ran down a few flights of...
    oliviathesmall oliviathesmall
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2014

    I've saved several people's life's.

    I got hit by a car to save a boy's life - he was three his Mother was too busy I saw him & I ran towards him pushed. I took the full force. Homeless man was chocking, I did the hymnic procedure. Car accident - dragged a girl to safety before the car caught fire. Old lady...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 7

    When I was a kid I saved my twin sister's life

    when she jumped into a pool after forgetting to wear a float. I called my dad, several feet away, back turned, who was preoccupied with fixing my relative's hose. He quickly dove a hand into the water and pulled her out to safety. She was coughing up water for a bit but was...
    Suada117 Suada117
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2014

    I saved your life - if I had not called 911 you

    would have died that night- My humanity overcame all else - I would have done that for anyone it just happened to be you. I know you wouldnt have done that for me - not because you hated me but because you were a coward and could never make any decisions.
    blonde10 blonde10
    36-40, F
    Apr 23, 2015

    in the grocery store parking lot

    while putting groceries in my trunk, a man next to me made a gurgling sound. when I looked up I saw him lean against his car and hold his chest. I knew what was happening. I coaxed him to the ground and told him I was going to call an ambulance. he tried to talk me out of it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 21, 2015

    My good friend S was living with me.

    At the time we were both heroin addicts. we are recovered now. One morning she came in my room to ask me a question just as I was getting ready to run an errand. about 15 minutes later I start to head out. i begin to walk out the front door. At the last second an idea popped in...
    theprincessteph theprincessteph
    26-30, F
    Oct 25, 2015

    The Bridge

    So i walk along the street.. reach the bridge on which i stood myself a few years ago. A girl comes in my sight. shes standing on the other side of the rail.. The wind blows her hair.. as i come closer i see tears rolling down her cheeks. A bad feeling grows in my belly.. slow i...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 25, 2013
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    Nov 20, 2014

    And Am Now Hated..

    I talked a girl I was close to out of committing suicide by taking an overdose on the phone, while organising online for the paramedics to come to her flat.  she had a brain tumour and had taken a lot of pain meds and the anti-epileptic drugs they had put her on while she...
    alabastardragon alabastardragon
    36-40, M
    13 Responses Aug 9, 2007

    My family and I were walking in the streets of

    New York when we stopped and waited to go across the cross walk. The light changed from stop to go and my mom started walking across the road. A police car came out of nowhere and pulled a fast turn to the right where my mom was walking to. I grabbed by the arm and pulled her...
    kaylaes52 kaylaes52
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2014

    working at kmart I would see parents getting

    jaw breakers for their kids. I was always nervous when I saw that. then one day my fear was realized. mom was adjusting her baby in the cart when I noticed her four year old was choking. mom didn't see it. I ran over and grabbed the child to give him the Heimlich. All she saw...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    This is true. Im not talking about your typical

    hollywood action movie scene where i dramatically took a bullet for somebody or pushed them out the way of a moving truck at the last second. No much more simpler, i saved somebody from committing suicide. Mostly i feel like i didnt do much except care and not leave her side...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    I used to know this girl she was a nice girl

    who I fancied. well she had this boyfriend that was should you say very abusive to her. he would hit her for No reason or just plain yell at her. she was afraid of what he'd do if she told anyone. so one day I hear I knock at my door and I open. it to find her with a black eye...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    Back in 2012 during an attack on my base I was

    alone with just a buddy of mine when I heard 2 explosions one of which was so close shook the ground. We looked at eachother and asked if it was a controlled det (controlled detonations took place normally during the day to dispose of IEDs found around the place planted by...
    Tylersalt Tylersalt
    22-25, M
    Mar 30, 2015

    My friend and I were young.

    Barely teenagers. She ran out into the road, because everything looked clear. Thank god, I grabbed her hand in time to pull her back from a little red car we hadn't seen. She still skimmed it, but nothing as bad as what could've happened. She thanked me, and cried, and cried. I...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf
    18-21, F
    Mar 31, 2015

    It Took a Lot Out of Me

    Once when I was working, this really huge man got choked on a peanut butter sandwich.  I initiated CPR and a colleague assisted.  We worked on this man until the Paramedics got there and relieved us.  They told me that if we hadn't of performed the CPR, he wouldn't...
    silvermystics silvermystics
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2007
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