I Saved a Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 350 People

    Blood Is Thicker Than Water

    My younger cousin was extremely suicidal... She came close to killing herself twice (hospitalized both times and locked up). Not to mention all of the cutting and all of the drugs (legal and illegal). When all she really needed was someone to listen to her, support her, and...
    kulashka kulashka
    18-21, F
    Feb 25, 2012

    I was staying there and my cousin was getting

    bash! I thought hey I'll let them settle it out ! My cousin went to the ground and the other person was punching him in the head on the ground so I pull him away ! Than after my cousin got up the other person pulled out a knife ! He was about to stab my cousin! Everything went...
    shaunyy0911 shaunyy0911
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    The Day That Changed My Life

    I was only 9 years old, I was coming back from school with my one year older friend. My friend was from a bad family, drinking problem parents, fighting and much more, but I didn't know much about that back then. We were walking over a bridge when my friend suddenly stopped...
    Neddenbeauty Neddenbeauty
    18-21, F
    May 26, 2013

    16 Years Of Firefighting

    I have had 3 times where I feel I honestly saved someone's life. As a team we directly or indirectly save people's lives all the time. But I have 3 I keep close to my heart, and can remember every second as it ticked away. 1. A teenage boy I pulled from his bedroom after he was...
    harleylover1970 harleylover1970
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Nov 14, 2011

    My girlfriend passed out,

    stopped breathing and lost her pulse for 20 seconds in the drive through of a jack in the box because she drank too much on Xanax. I hit her heart with my fit as hard as I could and she regained consciousness. One of the scariest moments of my life.
    fightlovefight fightlovefight
    22-25, M
    Aug 15, 2014

    Yesterday at work a little girl,

    2 years old (not my charge) fell in the hot tub. Nobody saw. Her 5 year old brother spotted her underwater, unconscious. Nobody else could see her, based on where she was and where we all were - close but not close enough. I didn't even know she was out in the pool area until...
    KeiraWildfire KeiraWildfire
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    With My Fake Leg

    I lost me leg when I was 3 years old. Later when I was about 12 I was at camp. There was a cliff about 50 feet (about 16 meters) high. I was playing with me friend at the top of the cliff. I turned a moment then heard him call out. I turned and he was gone! I looked over the edge...
    krool1969 krool1969
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 21, 2012

    So today one of our clients I was working with

    overdosed on meth. Another client ran into our building and I went out to find her in the parking lot completely unresponsive breathing though . EMS, FireTrucks and Police attended. Glad she was taken away and she is gonna be ok. Working with the homeless in addictions ...as a...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    I'm a lifeguard, and I pulled a kid off the

    bottom of the deep end. It was shocking how quickly he just sank, unable to swim at all. And I just thought 'okay you're going to do this'. My training proved effective, as I just dived straight in and did everything right. Afterwards, I was so wobbly and emotional, but at the...
    kaykoi kaykoi
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2014

    One May Never Know What Is Hidden Behind Another's Smile

    December 2011. I was a senior in high school and was studying for midterms, but in today's society we all know what that means...Facebook. Anyway I had seen that my friend Andy (name changed for personal reasons), who had just gone off to college, was online and decided that I...
    collegekid913 collegekid913
    18-21, M
    Jul 28, 2012

    blake, 9. wrong place at the wrong time

    yet no matter how much pain he was in that innocent smile never faded away. seeing little things like that give me hope.
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101
    22-25, F
    Dec 30, 2014

    Leaving But Not Left

    It always seemed like people were leaving. My father left when I was a baby. My brother left. My aunts, my uncles. No one wanted to stay. I grew attached and they walked away. So when I made friends, I attached strongly. I was 15. I had a friend. He was gay in a small town in...
    morninghalo morninghalo
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2012

    In another life, long,

    long time ago, I was a paramedic. Anywhere from car accidents to heart attacks, from kids to geriatrics, I've done my job and helped saved lives. Whether it was a gang member that was fatally stabbed on the street or a wife who committed suicide in front of her husband, I've...
    DomCA DomCA
    36-40, M
    May 19, 2015

    I saved my cousin from drowning

    and he still treats me like crap
    caliwhiteboy2k15 caliwhiteboy2k15
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2015

    saved a puppy today, I was traveling to Mexico

    for spring break. I came across this man giving away a dog, just said he was going to kill it if nobody took the poor thing. now I'm not by any means a hardcore animal lover, I will skin Bambi and serve him up with a side of hopper. but I did everything in my power to bring...
    bizzbanny bizzbanny
    22-25, M
    Mar 22, 2016

    Normally my mom, sister,

    brother and I go to a hotel and stay for a break or birthdays or something. Once we had to take my little brother and basically we went swimming. My sister and him were being idiots and jumping off the stairs into the water (the stairs aren't that high) but my brother jumped and...
    songwriterandsinger songwriterandsinger
    16-17, F
    Apr 12, 2015

    I saved my friend from suicide!

    Last week my best friend let's call him Jordan attempted to kill himself! He's had a hard year as his father has recently passed away and he's spiralled into self destruction. So last Tuesday night I went over his when his mother was out. He seemed to be a but better. Anyway we...
    kevinthomas45 kevinthomas45
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 22, 2014

    Swimming Pool Accident.

    Last year, on 26Th June. I was invited by a friend of mine to a swimming pool to enjoy our time. I actually went. There were a lot of people, and one of the people was a friend of mine, Ola. She had a little sister who was about 4 years old and a half. She was scared from the...
    mzjyxbqnw4 mzjyxbqnw4
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 30, 2010

    My friend was going to commit suicide today.

    . I saved her life... For some reason I feel proud but yet guilty at the same time because she said to me "out of everyone I thought you would understand" and I do, I've been there I've attempted it... And the worst feeling for me is when I failed... But I could see that she...
    hannahisawesome hannahisawesome
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2014

    Snowbound Driver

     Simple enough, I found a man asleep in his car just as his roof was covered over in snow. As a teenager I wanted the experience of being able to say I 'skied' down the Hutchinson River Pkwy- in the bronx. I had my own ski's and the blizzard hit the night before So I booted up...
    duckluva1 duckluva1
    May 11, 2012

    As I write these words from my heart it brings

    tears to my eyes. Every time I think about my beautiful daughter I can't help, but smile. As most of you know; I adopted my daughter less than a year ago. She was born the day after my birthday and her mother at the time gave her up the moment she pushed her out of her womb. I...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2014

    I would like to say an think

    that I saved a mans life today. A man can up to my house today and said he needed help and there was blood everywhere so of course I was like okay ?? And I followed him a few houses over into his home and we rushed upstairs. The house was extremely hot due to the heat and there...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    Still Don't Know His Name......

    Years ago I was walking through a station with friends and as we climbed the stairs to leave an old gentleman collapsed on the other side of the stairs, walking down. It was all so sudden. I remember as he fell he was holding a carrier bag from a painting shop (as in paintings...
    PaleAngel PaleAngel
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2010

    i did this just last week.

    I was at a party and my friend which whom is an athiest and i am a christian. We debated about the bible and life and things that were able to be worked out with verses and lie situations one thing came up i dont remember what it was but he said to me. "Wow suzie i cant believe...
    SuziieQ SuziieQ
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2014

    How I Save My Little Sisters Life

    About 5 years ago when I was 17 I attended a close friends birthday party. She was my good friend and her and my little sister were both 16 and were best friends . I went with my boyfriend, best friend and my little sister. We were having a good time my boyfriend and I just...
    RoxieNoel RoxieNoel
    1 Response Nov 13, 2012

    one guy was almost about to attempted sucide

    until i talked him out of it by telling how many people loved him And. a girl too who was shattered with a heartbreak. i felt good to know i felt safe and safe to tell me and knowing that they were going to be okay and calm once all was said and done?
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 8, 2015

    Talking To You On The Phone,

    A couple weeks ago he was killing himself. I was home alone and we were on the phone and he said he was cutting. I start to cry and I notice that I can hear him stab himself repeatedly. Crying over the phone uncontrollably, he told me to stop crying. I can tell by the way his...
    21nee 21nee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2013

    my brothers apt. caught fire on saturday

    while visiting and we had to run through burning apts. to pull people out we did not think twice of ourselves we just did whats rights and what we would want others to do for us and due to our actions no one was hurt
    o3118152 o3118152
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    I saved a life and changed history for someone (and his family)

    On Oct. 1, I encountered a man who had had what is called a "widowmaker" type heart attack, which is one resulting from such a severe blockage of the coronary arteries that in the vast majority of cases (95%+) it results in death.  In his radial pulse, I felt what was probably...
    patrick526 patrick526
    1 Response Oct 27, 2011

    My Music Saved Her Life

       I have been singing Gospel music for thirty years and recorded ten songs on a cassette about twenty years ago. That was about the time when CD's were just coming onto the scene. A few years ago a lady approached me and said she wanted to thank me for my music and it saved...
    michaelraybaker michaelraybaker
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Apr 12, 2012

    I stopped a friend from killing herself

    but yet she never thanked me for it or spoke about it to me.It was as if nothing happened to her..
    LoztSoul LoztSoul
    26-30, M
    May 22, 2015

    Today I played a part in saving Aunty Jenny's

    life. Uncle Casmiro just barged into my home at something like 7pm and was like Aunty Jenny's not well. I thought it was a joke because Mom used to tell me that they used to drink a lot of alcohol for the heck of it and I did have my suspicions, particularly on this occasion...
    slipdasystem slipdasystem
    18-21, M
    Jun 23, 2014

    Im a lifeguard at a pool

    and today I saved the lives of two 5 year olds who almost drowned. I saved one then about 45 minutes later another started to drown so I saved him. It was a hell of a day.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 9, 2015

    Train Of Terror

    I was getting on the train headed north in December 1999. We had waited forever for the arrival of the train. Starving and ready to have breakfast we sit comfortably in the dining car and order our meal. Then chatting allong the rails all a sudden I hear a scream.The woman at the...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

    I saved my little sister from drowning in our

    pool a few years ago. I don't remember if she knew how to swim yet or not. I'm just thankful I was there to see her fall in.
    gemini910 gemini910
    26-30, M
    Apr 17, 2015

    A while ago, back in 9th grade,

    I remember this kid who reminded me a lot of how I was before. People would spread rumors about him, call him "That Emo Kid," make fun of him and everything. Obviously, having a haunting childhood, this enraged me. I felt bad for the guy, but the entire time, I never grew the...
    YoungVeteran YoungVeteran
    18-21, M
    May 31, 2014

    You Won't Believe What Happened On the Way to Dinner

    My husband, myself , my brother, and his girlfriend were on our way to a resturant one night when something totally unexpected happpened. My husband was driving when something entered the roadway and was in the middle of the road. My husband had to slam on his brakes. It was dark...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2008

    Tell Me Her Name...

    I was working at a coffee shop that I used to frequent... A regular had just started seeing this woman that no one really liked. One night, the regular's gf came in looking for him. I told her that he might be at the pub next door... Two hours later, I'm outside the coffee...
    undeadsarcasm undeadsarcasm
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2009

    I saved a baby bunny's life today.

    I'm staying on an urban farm with meat rabbits, and another girl noticed a baby bunny floating in the water bowl. She took it out and the thing was completely lifeless. she brought it inside and she wondered if she felt a twitch. I figured that since it was a newborn without any...
    cpbrous cpbrous
    31-35, M
    Dec 5, 2013

    I drive a truck for a living

    and I was travelling on the motorway and noticed a person stood on the bridge, I thought it can't be right as it was about three o'clock in the morning, this person was clearly climbing the safety fencing, so I pulled off the motorway and parked my truck near the bridge, walked...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Aug 20, 2014

    I use to run Girl Scout camps

    when I was in High School. One time we had a week long camp with Boy Scouts. There are certain things boy scouts can do that girl scouts cannot and vice versa. So we had a group of younger boys there, probably about 5 years old, I was about 17 at the time. And I was walking...
    Alexz72 Alexz72
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 9, 2015

    Maybe, if you believe it happened.

    I met this girl on a certain social game. We became good friends. Anyway she was confident about her decision and planned to kill herself when I messaged her. She has cut herself some time later due to her being raped (she sent pictures) and I can't see why it would be some fake...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 11, 2015

    Hi My Name Is Dasia , Im 13 Years Old & I Saved My Mothers Life , When She Flat Lined In Her Sleep :)

    (Me & My Mom Are Best friends , shes my Strength & courage , I love her with ever thing)It Was A Beautiful Friday After Noon I Was Outback Playing Until my "Playtime" Was Interrupted , My Brother Telling Me to Hurry Up Its Something Wrong with Mommy , & I Dropped everything & I...
    MommysLittleSoldier24 MommysLittleSoldier24
    13-15, F
    Aug 4, 2012

    I Saved A Life

    My three year old sister was drowning so i jumped in the pool and took her out and yelled papa help and i saved her life.
    Superbedwetter Superbedwetter
    Sep 16, 2012
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