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I Was Saved From Drowning

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    Thanks Brother!

    Well there we were, down at the river in the spring, fishing under the bridge in high raging fast water, just like we were told NOT to do! I tried to make a very strategic move by jumping onto a pole that was sticking out of the water like I was some kind of trained acrobat, lol...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2, 2011

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    Biking Accident

    I was biking around a track at around 5 o'clock and there were a group of 10 friends on a small bridge, around 20 years old. I tried to go across the bridge with the little room i had and went to hi-five them as they made the gesture to do so. As i did this, i lost balance and...
    quantamcola quantamcola 22-25, M Jul 29, 2013

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    Drowning

    Drowning!   I have seen a few posts on the internet concerning drowning and I feel that I have both technical knowledge and emotional experience to distribute amongst those who require it; I will start with personal experiences:   At the age of 5 (I have verified my...
    bagpuss0 bagpuss0 51-55 Mar 9, 2012

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    Bigggg Pool

    when i was like 6 or so, i was with my faimly visiting my stepdads faimly in new jersey. my step dads mom had a really big pool, it was one of those above gound pools with like a deck around it and stair and everthing. it had to be like 5-7 feet, i dont know exactly. i dont...
    seeingblue seeingblue 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2010

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    My Stepfather Wanted Me to Die

    For I don't speak because of his incestuous behavior with me. I can't talk because it's difficult, but I can write. When I was 8 and told him he wouldn't touch me or I would tell everyone, he brought me to a cascade attraction for adults, and kids above 12, with an adult. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 1, 2008

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    By My Brother.

    A funny thing about me, is my inability to laugh and float simultaneously..  Hmmm
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F Oct 31, 2008

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    it probably happened

    when I was 4 or 5, a huge family reunion we went to somewhere close to a river. I don't know how to swim and was in my swim buoy with my dad. My cousin is a good swimmer but she got caught into a undercurrent, every adults rush to save her, my dad push me to my mom too hard...
    hesi06 hesi06 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2014

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    Hmm That River

    When I was a kid, I used to swim in the river. It was a long river, in some places calm, other, the were whirlpools or stuff like that. One day I got into the water when the river was rapid and the water took me to the bottom. I was trying to stop moving or get to the surface but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3, 2009

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    Five I Guess?

    I've always loved water of any type. Trouble is, I was kind of slow to learn to swim. One day when I guess I was 5, my Uncle N took me to the local pool.  Lacking proper attire, he had to stay outside the pool enclosure and watch through the fence, trusting the lifeguards to...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Oct 16, 2012

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    When I Was 8

    it was the most terrorising thing ever.i am so thankfull for the man that saved me.i hope i am worth all his effort.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 7, 2009

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    Pre-graduation Drowning

    When I was in the 5th Grade, my best friend and I threw a pre-graduation party. When all our invitees came, we all jumped into the pool. He backyard was the coolest; a summer's paradise. The pool also had a small-ish water slide, short and tan. I couldn't really swim, but I...
    ChucksterRyniss23 ChucksterRyniss23 18-21, F Sep 24, 2012

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    Almost Died While Vactioning In Florida!

    When I was 8, Our family went to Flordia! It was fun! I can remember I had really good breakfast! I often swim in the ocean (We stay in hotel(ish) resort) than swimming in ocean! I remember swimming in ocean in rainy day (It heavy rain but no thunderstorm or windy day or...
    ByerKenny ByerKenny 18-21 Apr 4, 2013

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    My Brother

    One day me, my brother and a few friends went out on a friends boat. I wouldn't usually go as I can't swim but the sea was so calm and we weren't going out far so I thought I'd be brave. When we were out some of my friends jumped in. My brother said "why don't you go in? it...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    Am I Weird?

    I was really crazy about water as a kid, although I learned to swim rather late for a water freak. Anyway, I was drowning many times because even before I could swim, I felt so good in water that I wasn't scared at all, so I was never careful. Can't say that drowning is pleasant...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    Angel Or Other

    When i was a little boy i went to the local pool with my mom and my sister. The day was normal enough, i was playing in the shallow end and my sister was in the kiddie pool. I dont remember my reasoning but i wanted to go to the deep end,i was barly 4 feet tall at the time. So i...
    SecretsWithinWhispers SecretsWithinWhispers 26-30, M Jan 20, 2009

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    Drowning And The Other Side To The Story!

    I dreamt that I was given a chose to die or live. I chose death and was escorted into a building. They offered me 2 options, to be decapitated or to drown. I chose to drown.  They escorted me upstairs in this building where i noticed that everyone was so calm. They seemed to...
    char77 char77 31-35 Apr 27, 2012

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    Miracle Happens.

    05/04/11 is the day i'l never ever forget! Its the day dat i almost lost my life. I Fell from my speedboat in whx i cn only see drifting away from me. Am in the middle of the ocean fighting for my life, nothing to hold onto, no life jacket, sun burning my face, body hydrating...
    alvinwaterstone alvinwaterstone 22-25, M Apr 5, 2011

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    Saved By Warm, Shiny Angel

    When I was about 8, I went swimming in a local quarry with my brothers and mother. We were going for my brother's 3rd birthday, and we had a big party out there. My older brother and I went out swimming after lunch and we were having a great time. He decided to see who could...
    Rensho Rensho 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    1st Time

    The first time I don't remember much about it, I was about 3 in my cousins backyard pool it was her and me but she told me not to go in the pool she wasnt paying attention ( i think she was texting on her phone) I wasn't wearing a life jacket I remember I didn't listen and went...
    Mbunny456 Mbunny456 18-21, F Mar 14, 2013

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    My Guardian Angel

    When I was twelve, we went on vacation: me, my brother,my sisters, my mom, and my cousin. I am really small so I wasn't allowed past 6 feet. But my brother Tyler was. I was mad. So when everyone was at the beach, I went onto the diving board and ran. But that was when I slipped...
    KK71997 KK71997 13-15 Dec 23, 2010

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    Saved From Drowning By Dominican Republic Harpoon Fishers

    I was on vacation in Dominican Republic with my husband, my son and my husband niece and her boyfriend for 2 weeks in February 2010. On the fourth day of our vacation, we went to the public beach in Puerto Plata as we did the days before but as we walked on the beach, I though...
    larisyl larisyl 41-45 Jun 10, 2012

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    Effing Lifeguard!

    I was saved from drowning...and it wasn't by the lifeguard. Noooo. He was too busy chatting up some hotsy totsy in a bikini while my eight year old self was drowing in the deep end. My savior was a girl of about 15 who saw me struggling in the water and asked if I needed help...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 20 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    When I was 12, my parents left me

    and my 15 year old brother home for a week while they went to England, my mum had a hard time to thrust us home alone for a week. It was around the end of May and our schools gave us a week off and I forgot why. We thought of spending the first day at the pool and my brother...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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    Drowning And The Other Side To The Story!

    I dreamt that I was given a chose to die or live. I chose death and was escorted into a building. They offered me 2 options, to be decapitated or to drown. I chose to drown.  They escorted me upstairs in this building where i noticed that everyone was so calm. They seemed to...
    char77 char77 31-35 1 Response Apr 27, 2012

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    My mother feel in love with her nephew and started a dark fairy tale romance, after several years I was born. I had a good childhood and family around until my mother got married...
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    I'm always liking different books, movies, or songs. If I get a friend to watch a movie I absolutely loved, they would have a totally different opinion on it. :P
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    I used to have really bad records in school and at final year I surround my school with all my friends and I nearly hit principal and I got expelled next day
    Johnnystha Johnnystha 26-30, M Dec 29, 2014

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    My suspension is over and so im beginning to have anxiety attacks for my school load.
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    My Testimonies are about going to heaven and hearing Jesus' voice! Jesus is real! An in depth description about my testimonies and for the hearing impaired: I will start by...
    LisaWagner LisaWagner 31-35, F Jan 17

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    I would be so much different if someone did, now I'm afraid of so many things and it affects me in the worst ways. if I was saved, i wouldn't be insane
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I lived with my mom and her mom from birth till I was about 6. she was 16 raising me. I didn't know any different, it was the way I was raised, how I was influenced, the life I...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    It wasn't for a long time, and we're actually friends now, but just thinking about it makes me feel like crap anyway. I was very mean to this girl. I was bullied from the end of...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I was bullied from elementary school to middle school. It was horrible. They just bashed me because i was asian. They called me names (ex: chinky eye, idiot, stupid) made racist...
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I miss my mum everyday! It's been 3 years going on 4 since she left. I'm still not over it. Everytime I play a memory of her in my head, I'll daze off then cry. When she passed...
    moonela moonela 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    It was new years and the adults said I could try some champaign that they didn't care. Being 12 this was like saying I could drive so I took it. My little sister poured me a big...
    ptbl ptbl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Now that I have a daughter of my own I realize that every mom should feel the way I do and should express this many times to their daughter: "You are beautiful." She should never...
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    It's really depressing me. I've had bad acne since I was 12. From 12-14 there were so many pimples on my face that I couldn't count them if I tried. But fortunately, they were only...
    cutexmuffin524 cutexmuffin524 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    When I was 9 months old, I was adopted from China. My parents are very loving and a little over protective. I've always wanted to meet my birth parents to see if I was like them at...
    rorimori rorimori 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Started when I was 10 ended at 11 now I'm 13 I was going to a friends house he was more like my brothers friend He invited us to go swim at his house so me and my brother went I...
    AloneGirl13 AloneGirl13 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I was fired from subway. They said I was not a good fit! I memorized all my formulas by the third day. I corrected every mistake I made the first time. I learned everything...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    When I was in college, my best friend and I would have all sorts of adventures, and one of them was hitch-hiking. (My parents would've had a fit i they knew.) It was a great way to...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I've been in contact with my birth family for almost a year Now there great I love them all so much. Now that I have them in my life I fell complete I never realized something was...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    My Beliefs: Once Saved Always Saved (UPDATED) I am what some people would say to be a, Once Saved Always Saved Christian. Usually when you hear that term its written by someone...
    Stigmata1 Stigmata1 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 4

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    "Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 4 Responses Jan 15

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    Music has saved me hospital visits from attempting tbh. My favorite would have to be disasterology by pierce the veil. "Can we create something beautiful and destroy it?" It mean...
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    It started 5 years ago. Little by little, I started to drown. That is what depression feels like. Drowning. No matter how hard you try to keep your head above the water, you get...
    SummerOf22 SummerOf22 18-21, F Jan 8

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