"I could hardly make out anyone or anything through the tears. People were eating fast food around me, laughing, texting. I on the other hand was a wreck. I kept my face down, my face was drenched in tears. I kept telling and giving myself every reason to go through with this even though I did not believe in it."
Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon and former agnostic, suffered a rare and severe case of streptococcal meningitis which caused his brain to flatline. Dr. Alexander made a miraculous recovery and says the experience taught him to “realize that our souls are eternal.”
When 5:30 a.m. rolled around on Wednesday morning, Raymond Bowling deviated from his usual routine and hit the snooze alarm—hoping another nine minutes would make up for the restless night. Turns out that "snooze" saved his life.