reply to post by Grock
I was in Atlanta on business, as the day ended an associate and I were crossing the busy Peachtree St.
The cars were stopped as we started to cross the street, I did not realize there was a third lane of traffic. I don't know or see the vehicle - but
as I heard later there was a cadillac going 30 miles an hour in that lane. From my understanding it hit me and I dented the front end, breaking out a
light, then I went up on the hood and my head put a hole in the front glass window and broke it completely out of it's frame. Then as others told me
- they saw me fly about 30 feet in the air in front of it - into the other lanes.
Needless to say I was down for the count on the ground. I remember during that time - I was sitting at a conference table and there was a
conversation about what direction my life was going and how I needed to change it.
I awoke for a second when the ambulance was there and they were calling my name and trying to wake me up. I couldn't see anything - everything was
blurry when I opened my eyes. I went back unconcious - as my head was hurting terribly.
The next time I woke up - I was in the emergency/trauma room - as they were taking off my jewelry and clothing. That time I came awake and stayed
I asked over and over what happened. I became completely lucid and started questioning everything. Then the ambulance guy came in and said - "Do
you realize - that you can throw a brick at a windshield - and it will not break?" He continued, :For you to even be alive right now and talking -
is nothing I have ever seen before".
Well - after cat scans - x-rays etc. I did not have a broken bone or any swelling etc of my brain. In fact the only thing I had to show for my
"accident" was 2 scratches on my heels of my feet - I guess where they hit the pavement. The guy that wheeled me to the x-rays did say "Hey, you
could have at least gotten a scratch on your face, you should have something to show that you just almost totaled a brand new cadillac with your body
and head". He told me "he had never seen anyone like me before - as no one lives through what I did - ever".
The doctors there kept me only for the time needed to take all the test on me at the hospital. Upon letting me leave, they told me to have an MRI in
2 weeks time.
After 2 weeks - I was back home and went into Nashville to a Neurologist.
I told him I needed an MRI and why I needed it. Well - to say the doctor was instantly rude is putting it lightly - he got up and just said "I will
Well after waiting about 20 minutes for him in the room - I was getting very aggravated and irrated, as the doctor was so rude before - now he had
just left me in the room to sit.
The doctor finally came back, his face was white and his attitude was completely different than what it had been before.
He sat down, looked me in the eye and said: "I absolutely did not believe you, as you would not be sitting here if that had actually happened". "I
called Grady Hospital - to prove you lied". He continued: " Do you realize Grady Hospital is the busiest hosptial in the Southeast - as it is the
major trauma center for the surrounding area, and they see on average 500 people a day in the emergency room".
Now, I was still aggravated and wondering where he was going with this whole thing, plus I was PO'd that he did not believe me and tried to prove I
was lying to him.
Well, he kept going and said: " So, I called Grady and asked the nurse in the emergency room to look up your file - as I wanted to know what really
happened or if it even happened at all". "The nurse, told me - she did not have to look up my file, as the 'whole' hospital was still talking
about the true and unbelievable miracle they had all witnessed and had never seen anything like it before". She confirmed everything I had told him,
as being the truth. Amazingly enough - the doctor then apologized to me and immediately gave me the MRI I was there for. He also looked at me
differently - as if - he was trying to figure out why I was alive - not a vegetable - with no broken bones or anything to show for the accident.
I do have to say I stuttered for about a year and was a little slower for a year also.
Now - the results (Oh, btw - yeah I have had 2 more miracles - where people normally die, but I did not. I won't go into those now - as this one is
I know that angels had held me during this accident - I felt them, without being able to explain how. I also know that the "conference table"
conversation - I don't remember the exact words - but during it - I was told, I needed to change the direction I was going with my life. (At that
time - I was trying to put together multi million dollar land deals - and only concentrating on making money).
It changed me - where as, I still wonder why at times, I am alive - but also what am I suppose to do in this life. I have tried to live my life - by
helping others and I want to make a difference in this world. I am not satisfied with just a "normal" life - and now - I know money is not what
gives us "our value" in life - it is "who we are and what we do and how we contribute to the world".
I have to say - all my associates I worked with at that time - never looked at me the same. In fact a few even told me "they were scared of me"
after that. (When I went flying through the air - it was right at the moment the CEO and about 20 of the other people I worked with - were walking
out the building - just in time to hear the impact and see me flying). As I told them - when I do something - I have to do it "big" and make sure
it is seen by all.
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[edit on 17-12-2008 by questioningall]