Seven years ago I was ten years old. I went into a diabetic coma. My parents rushed me to the hospital where they told them I had also had a stroke on the left side of my brain, destroying most of it. They said that I would die within the next twenty-four hours. All of my organs were shutting down.
I didn't die. When I went into the coma at my home, Jesus appeared at the side of my bed and asked me to go with him. I did. He took me to the spirit world or what you call heaven and showed me many things. I have to see all of His life. He showed me hell, where the evil people have gone.
Jesus took me to see my grandpa, sister, aunt and many others while there. I met many other people too. I was taken to a field where I skipped stones on the lake with Jesus. We also swam in the water and had a water fight. We swam with dolphins. Later Jesus let me fly with an eagle. It was fun.
At the end, I was told that I must return. I told him no, that I wanted to stay with him. Then God came and talked to me about it. I couldn't tell him no, so I said I would go back. I hugged him and Jesus.
Jesus took me to my body and told me to lie down on it and I'd be back in. He said I would be in a lot of pain. I lay down and I woke up from my coma. I saw my dad looking at me. I told him I was hungry. The nurse asked if I had actually spoke. My dad told her that I had.
I had been in the coma for three days. I spent those three days with Jesus. I can even begin to tell you the things I saw and experienced while there. I am glad I came back but will be glad to go once again to live with Jesus and God.
Date NDE Occurred: 'November 5, 1999'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes IllnessDirect head injury 'Went into a diabetic coma, had a stroke that affected the left brain.' 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' . Diabetic coma and then a stroke. My parents were told that it was medically impossible for me to live.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I clearly left my body and existed outside it
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal During all of it.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During all of it.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning There was no time there. You could travel through space at the speed of thought.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? I could see better there. I could see through buildings and people. The colors are brighter.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? You could hear everything everyone said clearly since they spoke with their minds and not their mouths. I could hear flowers sing, the angels sing.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Jesus, God, my grandfather, my Sunday School teacher, my aunt, my sister and many, many others. I knew most of them. Many things were communicated. I was told at the end that I needed to return, but that it was my choice.
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? No
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I saw the Celestial City. I was taken to a field at the end of my NDE with waterfalls, flowers, birds and many other animals. Many people came there to see me.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happiness, love, peace. I wanted to stay there and not come back.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Some personal things that I'd rather not talk about.
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Everything, we don't have the vocabulary to express what is over there.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I can see auras and spirits. Also other things I'd rather not talk about.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All of it.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I shared with my father one month later. He believed me. It changed his life and my family's life.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I went into a low blood coma and had another NDE.