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July 18th

Why Friday the 13th Will Always Be MY Lucky Day

My survivor story:

I am a semi retired self employed businesssman who with my wife own a few laundromats in Lehigh Valley, PA. Due to the normal business functions at both facilities on Fridays getting ready for the weekends, we generally split up and try to get both done simultaneously so as not to drag out the day.

Last Friday of this past week, the 13th, I asked that she join me as a witness to a employee firing I was going to do because of theft of services. I had spent a week pouring over video tapes, gathering evidence and documentation and also had already conferred with the local Slate Belt Regional Police Dept on this subject to verify that I was in fact within my bounds to press charges.

July 16th

My Story of Survival

4-6 Minutes: The Story of How CPR/AED Training for School Personnel Saved My Life

My Story

On February 1st, 2018, I began my day the same way that most administrators do: with a meeting. In fact, my morning was full of meetings, most of which I made it to, the last of which, I did not.

When I stepped foot into the District Office of Pecatonica School District, a wave of dizziness hit me like a ton of bricks. I tried to speak, but within mere seconds, I passed out. Not only did I pass out, but my heart experienced ventricular fibrillation, the most serious cardiac rhythm disturbance, and I suffered from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

July 3rd

CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCE DURING Cardiac Arrest (LQTS-3)

I have Type 3 LONG-QT Syndrome
Cardiac Arrest on January 17, 2012, January 21, 2016, January 20, 2018.
I had my third experience of cardiac arrest this year.
Of course I remember each Near-Death-Experience, but that is not what I am seeking here.
What keeps me seeking answers is during those three "precious and agonizing" minutes of consciousness
knowing that I am dying. When you know that you are dying, that this last moment of making
sense of what is happening and saying to myself that "I am Ready" each time is the good part. I never lose consciousness
until my three minutes are up. Yet It is the suffocating that is worse than the cardiac death. I beg God to hurry up and let me go unconscious to stop the agony. Then I black out and spontaneously wake in the ambulance consciously aware of the events later.
I have changed so much in my life, behavior and awareness. I now refuse all material related assumptions of happiness.

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