From: () Story type: NDE Location: Phoenix Children's Hospital Source: Form Submission
On June 13, 2001 I had my scoliosis surgery. It was so painful. I was in the bed for 6 days and at my home in my bed for eight weeks. On June 16th I finally woke up and I felt light as a feather, because I was so druged up.
Anyway, during that day My three B.F.F's came in and just sat at the foot of the bed just starring at me with tears coming down their face,because of the fact I almost died. My B.F.F. of all time Katie Scarbrough, was the last person I ever remember being in that room that day. She gave me a black fake stuffed animal and also held my hand, which made her cry, then I fell asleep.
When I woke up again no one was in the room, so I finally got to be alone. All of the sudden when I was alone I could hear my parent's talking to my family out in the hall, then all of the sudden, I started thinking of all the negatives in my life and started to cry, because everything was horrible and making me get very emotional. I looked at all of the wires that were connected to me and fallowed them to the machines that were keeping me alive, I grabbed on to them, then thought for a little bit
Then after thinking of all the negative things, I started thinking about James, the boy who I met when I went on my school's eighth grade Washington DC trip. Me and him got very close in DC, almost crossing the PDA rule. I started thinking about all the most wonderful things we did in DC. I felt my hands almost pulling the cord, then I stopped. I thought about what will happen and how would my family feel, especially my B.F.F.'s Cody Chambers, Cole DeSanta and Katie Scarbrough, especially James (Harrod.) Then I finally let go of the cords.
What I'm trying to say is, that if it hadn't been for James I wouldn't be alive, I would have just pulled the cord and died. That's how he's MY LIFESAVER