Jennifer W.

When I moved to Puerto Rico in 1994, I had no idea that I would live through a near-drowning, even though the island, surrounded by oceans and seas, scared me. I have always had a fear of drowning in deep water. A year and a half after arriving, on September 9, 1995, I was settled in my own home and Read More →

Yvonne N.

This was written only a couple months after the experience. It is posted in my blog. I was still recovering from major brain surgery and trying to find words for what I had experienced. I gave the surgeon a high-five and told him, ‘You’ll be a rock star!’ as I was being rolled into the operating room. Talking and hospital Read More →

Wendy S.

Feb 13th 2013. I spent the day at work during a large snow storm. I carry the auto immune disease Henoch-Shonliein purpura, very rare. [Editor’s Notation: An inflammatory disease of the small blood vessels.] I was currently taking medication for this. I left work around 4 pm. My legs and hands were swollen. I left work early because I did Read More →

Jeremie L.

I was on the surgery table and so my eyes were closed, and I was in the state of general anesthesia. I had a moment of expulsion out of my body, where I found myself floating in the air, and the pleasure of being able to see everything that happened around me; the discussions of the doctors, and life without Read More →

Hailey M.

I was going into surgery, for the third summer in a row, to try and correct a failed spinal fusion. This attempt was with larger screws and BMP (bone morphogenetic protein) instead of stem cells that didn’t work in the previous surgery. The last thing I remember is being in the operating room, joking with the surgeon as the medication Read More →

Scott W.

Here is an excerpt of my story, from the night of my heart attack: I realized that the moment I had been praying, there was something really different about the level of connection of my prayer. I didn’t feel like I was away from my body. From the time I knew I had arrested, I felt that I had a Read More →

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