The Accident That Changed My Life Essay

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The Accident That Changed My Life Essay, Research Paper The Accident That Changed My Life I used to read in the news about people getting in car accidents all the time. The trouble is, I never thought it could happen to me. I guess you could say that I saw myself as invincible. With the way I?d been living my life, something was bound to happen eventually. I believe that everything in life happens for a reason. This is why my car accident changed my life. I was a second year senior at Independence High School. Most of my time was spent hanging out with my friends. My friends were the most important thing to me back then and I would bend over backwards for each and every one of them. Because of all the time I spent out with my friends, I barely spent any time at home with my

family. I also had a hard time waking up to go to school in the morning. Things had gotten so bad that I would sometimes miss school for weeks at a time. Little did I know, that destiny had a big change in store for me! It was really late one night and I decided to go out. I went to pick up my friends and go to a party at some wharehouse. I remember having a lot of fun and laughing a lot with my friends. One of the people I was talking to had asked for a ride because his was leaving and I accepted. So now I was responsible for taking four people, including myself home. After I dropped off the first guy, I was making a left turn. When I saw I was in the clear, I went ahead and turned. All of a sudden, I saw a big car heading my way real fast. I sped up to get past the lane he was

in and finish my turn, but it was too late. He smashed right into me on the driver?s side. The impact bent the whole frame of my car, and I remember being able to touch the other driver?s bumper from my window (which was now in a million pieces on the ground)! Luckily, my friends were okay and didn?t have to stay the night at the hospital. I, on the other hand, was not so lucky! While my friends were able to leave, I was stuck there, in a coma. I had an outer body experience in that coma. I remember being surrounded by white, no other color but white. As I was floating down this path headed towards a bright white light, I began to hear a harmony of beautiful voices. They were almost an angelic chorus of high-pitched notes. All of a sudden (I was coming out of the coma.), the

whiteness that surrounded me was starting to disappear like clouds fading away. When all the clouds were gone I was surrounded by about twenty familiar faces of those I?d known and loved. As soon as I saw my mother?s face, I just knew everything was going to be okay! It smelled like a hospital and my mouth was all dry and sticky like I hadn?t moved it for days. Come to find out, I hadn?t moved my mouth in two days! I really couldn?t remember what happened or figure out why I was at the hospital. I was hooked up to a breathing machine, so I couldn?t talk to anyone. The first thing I did was look at my mom for an explanation. She looked at me and said, ?Hi Kimmy. You?re in the hospital. You?ve been in a serious car accident, but you?re in good hands and you?re gonna be alright.? I

knew that it was really hard to breathe beacause it hurt everytime I inhaled. Because I couldn?t talk, I couldn?t find out what was really wrong with me. So, I just waited patiently, knowing I?d find out eventually. I acknowledged everyone with a thumbs up. When I wanted to go to sleep, I waved my arm towards the door, so that people would know to leave. It was really difficult to cope with. I was lying in a hospital bed in ICU hooked up to all kinds of machines. The hardest thing, was not being able to talk to my dad when he flew up to visit me. I did however, get to speak with my father after they took the breathing tube out. When I was able to speak, I turned to look at my mom. The first thing I said was, ?Did you call work to tell them I can?t come in?? Mom said ?Yes, Lin