Marney S' Daughter's NDE
writing for my daughter who experienced a sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 2
years old. She was resuscitated in a hospital setting using a defibrillator
after being gone for at least four minutes. A few months after being released
from the hospital, she told our then 12 year-old daughter, "I'm all better
now." Our older daughter responded with, "You are? How do you know that?" Our
2 year-old said, "God told me." A few weeks later, we were sitting around the
campfire as a family roasting marshmallows when our daughter told us, "God came
to see me when I was at the hospital. He carried me up to the sky when the
doctors were putting something on me. He told me I was all better now and took
me back to the hospital." She was very upset that she had to return to the
hospital. She really wanted to go. We asked her what God looks like, and her
answer was, "Nothing". Later, she asked us who was holding her in the "cradle"
at the hospital (her word for the crib in the Intensive Care Unit at Children's
Hospital). We told her nobody was since it was too small for us to get in with
her. She claimed somebody was in there with her, and they were wearing yellow.
She has not spoken about this since that time.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? Uncertain
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)? Uncertain
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love and peace.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain
Did you see a light? Uncertain
Did you meet or see any other beings? Uncertain
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? Uncertain
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes She stated that God carried her up to the sky when the doctors were putting something on her. There is no way she could have known this at the time, since she was clinically dead. They were putting defibrillator pads on her.
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Uncertain
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Uncertain
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Uncertain
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain
Did you become aware of future events? Uncertain
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain She says some things sometimes that are just a little strange. We have five children, and none of them do the same.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes We shared it right away with many others who were influenced positively by her experience.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes