My Life Changing Experience

  1. Today, on a regular trip to the dentist with my mom & two sisters we were nearly killed. A man was driving behind us & almost hit us, I heard when he slammed on brakes then looked back to see that he had backed off. I thought it was a road raged driver. He then sped up weaving all over the road, then tried to go around us on the shoulder of the road. My mom got over on the left side to let him by because she thought he was in a hurry. He followed us over to the left side, almost clipped our car, & then ran head on into a tree going full speed, at least 60 miles per hour. I witnessed this with my own eyes. We pulled over, I jumped out of the car and ran to the truck. His body was halfway out of the windshield and he was not responding. Paramedics & police arrive, only to find out that they needed to use the Jaws of Life to pry him from the car. I wanted so desperately to help him, but let the professionals do their job. After about an hour they finally got him from the car. I then realized that I was meant to be a nurse. I was proud to know that I'm a pre-nursing student because I want nothing more than to help people. This was a life changing experience for me and I will never forget it.
  2. Visit __patiently_waiting profile page

    About __patiently_waiting, BSN, RN

    Joined: Feb '13; Posts: 563; Likes: 215


  3. by   MrsStudentNurse
    Isn't it crazy how your mindset completely switches when your desire is to be a nurse? I notice these types of things also. Someone starts coughing heavily, makes a bang, pulled over on the side of the road... you better believe my head flings over there to make sure all is good.

    It's a happy place to know you'd rather do nothing else in life. Reassurance comes in rare forms. Good luck!
  4. by   WideOpenHeart
    Wow! Divine confirmation.

    Glad you and family are safe... I think you have a great attitude. I have to admit: my mind went to "drunk driver" while reading your story (and maybe that's the case), but the person might have been having a stroke or some other event.

    Anyway, you clearly ARE meant to be a nurse.