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I Saved a Life

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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    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

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    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 7 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    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 2 Responses Nov 2

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response May 30, 2010

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    Started 12 step before twenty one.

    By thirty five three had said me helped. Two were clean and sober. One had a career. Just from me talking without fear. Gut level honesty and rage. Hope and proud of me helped them.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Aug 2

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    I Saved My Friends Life

    Over the summer, i went hiking in Philmont, New Mexico with my boy scout troop. Well around day 8 out of 12 of hiking on the trail, we we're coming down from the top a mesa called Window Rock that was about 8-9000 feet. It was still fairly early in the morning, like around 10:10...
    WaywardCrows WaywardCrows 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    Saved a Brat

    One summer when I was about 9 or 10 my family went on a camping trip. Of course our favorite thing to do on the camping trip was to go swimming in the lake. We swam all day. Of course my parents got tired of swimming before me and my bratty little brother. So they went and sat...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F Apr 16, 2008

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    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 22-25 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    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

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    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 13-15 Sep 16, 2012

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    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 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I Actually Saved 2 Lives When I Was 16 Yrs Old!!!!

    When my parents decided to move into town from out in the country something totally unexpected happened to me on move in day. They chose what they thought was a nice house in a nice neighborhood with Dr's and lawyers for neighbors. I guess they thought it would be safe. They...
    defdevestated defdevestated 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2012

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    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

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    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...
    ikattarri ikattarri 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    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

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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    Was a kid. Visiting parental pals.

    Girl was choking. Was told back away. Watched adults try. Did heimlich when told to try. Saved that girl. Not sure if shes great. But did what adults couldnt. Mom was proud.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    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

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    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 a week ago

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    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...
    zuese zuese 46-50, M 8 Responses Aug 20

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    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 51-55 1 Response Oct 27, 2011

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    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 13-15, F May 26, 2013

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    My Cousin

    he had a bad allergic reaction to some marijunna he smoked with his freind.i had come to see my aunt,when his freind barged thru the door yelling he has had a heart attack!i ran over and immediately knew he was lying.my cousins eyes had rooled back in his head and had that glazed...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Mar 19, 2009

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    Many Times Over The Years

    as a nurse and working in the ER or as a first responder in wilderness areas buti could not safe the one life that meant the work to me and that was the life of my wife
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Feb 11, 2012

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    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 18-21, M Aug 15

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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses May 22

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 56-60 May 11, 2012

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I truly believe that heroism can come in many different forms. In this case, two Heroes saved my life. I battled severe depression and body dysmorphic disorder almost all of my...
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    I know that it's the usually from everyone. "Oh, I love music and it keeps me going. " For me, it's different. I am a passionate musician , I play three instruments and have been...
    Imnotxkay Imnotxkay 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I would go back to November 2013 when my brother was still here. We just had thanksgiving at my house and played Xbox 360. It was the best day ever. I miss him terribly. I wish I...
    blackjack1808 blackjack1808 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 30

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    I knew, even when I was living a very sinful lifestyle, that if I had gotten pregnant, I'd keep my child. One of my ex's said that if he ever got me pregnant he'd marry me but I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 17

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    Hey i have no life I never graduated, never had a prom, never had some cute love story happen in my life, even though i have my true love... we never had a nice cute story though...
    beckybecks224 beckybecks224 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    We are programmed by society to live our lives according to a set and proven set of rules. We finish school, go to university, get a good job, meet the right girl, get married and...
    HavingFun138 HavingFun138 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    it happened when I was 11. I was walking near the pond when sudden I slipped and fall into the water.. I didn't knew how to swim (still don't know) so I was struggling not to sink...
    LoveIvy143 LoveIvy143 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    About 7 or 8 years ago I found the love of my life and she will always be no matter what. I wish things could be different so we could be a family together. She means so much to me...
    mylo2014 mylo2014 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about...
    pfloyd121 pfloyd121 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 4

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    I don't know where to go from here. I am awaiting results from my final year of university and pretty certain I passed. I have just started full time work as an assistant in my...
    GirlAboutTownXx GirlAboutTownXx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I leave work saturated, the mundane routine, the soulless preoccupations that cost more time and energy than they’ll ever be worth and prevent me from giving time and energy to...
    Synapse81 Synapse81 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 15

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    December 26. Growth. Just as when we were children and grew out of favorite toys and clothes, we sometimes grow out of things as adults - people, jobs, and homes. This can be...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 13 hrs ago

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    Jackie tells of the difficult struggles that she faced as a young woman, and how they were all overcome in time, by her decision to cherish the life of her daughter. All those who...
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