NDErs Who Were Cured Of Illnesses That Caused Their Deaths
Barbara Rommer, M.D., Blessing in Disguise: Another Side of the Near Death Experience

“I have interviewed many near-death experiencers who reentered this lifetime cured of the physical illnesses that caused their deaths. I have painstakingly reviewed their complete hospital medical records. My cases include people who have come back totally healed of kidney failure, end-stage liver failure, aplastic anemia (bone marrow shutdown), legal blindness, pneumonia, and cancer.

“I have also interviewed several people who, after being pronounced dead by trained medical personnel, were in that state for a very long time. Three people awoke in the hospital morgue. Another person reentered his life in a funeral parlor.”


Woman Healed Of Stage 4 Cancer
NDEr Anita Moorjani

“I had cancer (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma), and on this morning, I could not move. My husband rushed me to hospital, where, after doing scans, they diagnosed me with grade 4B lymphoma (the highest grade). The senior oncologist looked at my report and told my husband that it was too late, and that my organs were now shutting down. I only had 36 hours to live. However, the oncologist said he would do whatever he could but prepared my husband that I would most likely not make it, as my organs were no longer functioning. They started me on a chemotherapy drip as well as oxygen, and then they started to take tests, particularly on my organ functions, so that they could determine what drugs to use.

“I was drifting in and out of consciousness during this time, and I could feel my spirit actually leaving my body. I saw and heard the conversations between my husband and the doctors taking place outside my room, about 40 feet away down a hallway. I was later able to verify this conversation to my shocked husband. Then I actually ‘crossed over’ to another dimension, where I was engulfed in a total feeling of love. I also experienced extreme clarity of why I had the cancer, why I had come into this life in the first place, what role everyone in my family played in my life in the grand scheme of things, and generally how life works. The clarity and understanding I obtained in this state is almost indescribable. Words seem to limit the experience — I was at a place where I understood how much more there is than what we are able to conceive in our 3-dimensional world. I realized what a gift life was, and that I was surrounded by loving spiritual beings, who were always around me even when I did not know it.

“The amount of love I felt was overwhelming, and from this perspective, I knew how powerful I am, and saw the amazing possibilities we as humans are capable of achieving during a physical life. I found out that my purpose now would be to live ‘heaven on earth’ using this new understanding, and also to share this knowledge with other people. However I had the choice of whether to come back into life, or go towards death. I was made to understand that it was not my time, but I always had the choice, and if I chose death, I would not be experiencing a lot of the gifts that the rest of my life still held in store. One of the things I wanted to know was that if I chose life, would I have to come back to this sick body, because my body was very, very sick and the organs had stopped functioning. I was then made to understand that if I chose life, my body would heal very quickly. I would see a difference in not months or weeks, but days!

“I was shown how illnesses start on an energetic level before they become physical. If I chose to go into life, the cancer would be gone from my energy, and my physical body would catch up very quickly. I then understood that when people have medical treatments for illnesses, it rids the illness only from their body but not from their energy so the illness returns. I realized if I went back, it would be with a very healthy energy. Then the physical body would catch up to the energetic conditions very quickly and permanently. I was given the understanding that this applies to anything, not only illnesses — physical conditions, psychological conditions, etc. I was ‘shown’ that everything going on in our lives was dependent on this energy around us, created by us. Nothing was solid — we created our surroundings, our conditions, etc. depending where this ‘energy’ was at. The clarity I received around how we get what we do was phenomenal! It’s all about where we are energetically. I was made to feel that I was going to see “proof” of this first hand if I returned back to my body.

“I know I was drifting in and out between the two worlds, but every time I drifted into the ‘other side,’ I was shown more and more scenes. There was one which showed how my life had touched all the people in it — it was sort of like a tapestry and showed how I affected everyone’s lives around me. There was another which showed my brother on a plane, having heard the news I was dying, coming to see me (this was verified to me as when I started to come round, my brother was there, having just got off a plane). I then saw a glimpse of my brother and me and somehow seemed to understand it was a previous life, where I was much older than him and was like a mother to him (in this life, he is older than me). I saw in that life I was very protective towards him. I suddenly became aware he was on the plane to come and see me, and felt ‘I can’t do this to him — can’t let him come and see me dead.’ Then I also saw how my husband’s purpose was linked to mine, and how we had decided to come and experience this life together. If I went, he would probably follow soon after.

“I was made to understand that, as tests had been taken for my organ functions (and the results were not out yet), that if I chose life, the results would show that my organs were functioning normally. If I chose death, the results would show organ failure as the cause of death, due to cancer. I was able to change the outcome of the tests by my choice!

“I made my choice, and as I started to wake up (in a very confused state, as I could not at that time tell which side of the veil I was on), the doctors came rushing into the room with big smiles on their faces saying to my family ‘Good news — we got the results and her organs are functioning — we can’t believe it!! Her body really did seem like it had shut down!’

“After that, I began to recover rapidly. The doctors had been waiting for me to become stable before doing a lymph node biopsy to track the type of cancer cells, and they could not even find a lymph node big enough to suggest cancer (upon entering the hospital my body was filled with swollen lymph nodes). They did a bone marrow biopsy, again to find the cancer activity so they could adjust the chemotherapy according to the disease, and there wasn’t any in the bone marrow. The doctors were very confused, but put it down to me suddenly responding to the chemo. Because they themselves were unable to understand what was going on, they made me undergo test after test, all of which I passed with flying colors, and clearing every test empowered me even more! I had a full body scan, and because they could not find anything, they made the radiologist repeat it again!!!!

“Because of my experience, I am now sharing with everyone I know that miracles are possible in your life every day. After what I have seen, I realize that absolutely anything is possible, and that we did not come here to suffer. Life is supposed to be great, and we are very, very loved. The way I look at life has changed dramatically, and I am so glad to have been given a second chance to experience ‘heaven on earth’.”

Dr. Brian Walker Verifies The Miraculous Healing Of Near-Death Experiencer Anita Moorjani


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Neurosurgeon Cured Of Deadly Bacterial Meningitis Infection
NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander

In the predawn hours of November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander became a comatose patient. For reasons that remain obscure, he was overcome by a fulminant bacterial meningitis and was comatose on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit within hours. His physicians were stunned to find that the culprit was a bacteria that almost never causes spontaneous meningitis in adults. After six days on triple antibiotics, showing no response and with little neurological function remaining, his physicians had few words of encouragement for his family.

For seven days Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a deep coma. Then, as his doctors weighed the possibility of stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. Alexander’s recovery is by all accounts a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. Before Alexander underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. That difficulty with belief created an empty space that no professional triumph could erase. Today he is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

Learn More About Eben Alexander


Man Crushed By Truck Is Helped By Angels, Prayers & A Healer
NDEr Bruce Van Natta

In 2006, Bruce Van Natta was crushed underneath a semi-truck. At the verge of life and death, he left his body and had a near-death experience. During his NDE, Bruce watched two angels save his life. Bruce is the only person who has ever survived the injuries he sustained. Bruce wrote about his experience in Saved By Angels. Bruce’s story has garnered international attention. He has been on Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural” TV and radio shows, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and five episodes of the “It’s A New Day” TV show. He has also been on “100 Huntley Street” and the “Nite Lite” TV shows as well as many radio shows. His story has also aired on the “700 Club” several times. In December 2009 “Guideposts” magazine did a feature article on him for their Christmas issue and “Charisma Magazine” told his story in July 2010.

Since recovering from this accident, he and his family have gone into full-time ministry sharing their gripping testimony wherever the Lord leads. They have felt led to not only minister to the body of Christ but also to those in need, resulting in building an orphanage in Honduras and a church in India with home equity as well as doing prison and jail ministry. He and his wife Lori and their four children — Lauren, Caleb, Jacob, and Emily — live in Wisconsin.

Bruce Van Natta – Saved By Two Angels & Miraculous Healing


Man Cured Of Inoperable Brain Cancer
NDEr Mellen-Thomas Benedict

In 1982, after suffering from terminal brain cancer, Mellen-Thomas Benedict “died.” His body was monitored for an hour and a half after he died and showed no vital signs. Miraculously he returned to his body with a complete remission of the disease. While on the other side Mellen journeyed through several realms of consciousness and beyond the light at the end of the tunnel. He was shown during his NDE, in holographic detail, Earth’s past and a beautiful vision of mankind’s future for the next 400 years. He experienced the cosmology of our soul’s connection to Mother Earth (Gaia), our role in the Universe, and was gifted with access to Universal Intelligence. NDE author/researcher Dr. Kenneth Ring says that Benedict’s NDE “is one of the most remarkable I have encountered in extensive research on near-death experiences.”

Listen to Mellen-Thomas talk about the discovery that caused his brain cancer to be miraculously healed:

Near-Death Experiencer Mellen-Thomas Benedict: “Oh Beautiful Human!”


“The Next question I asked was why would You create humanity? Why would humanity be created when they are such dark and evil beings?
“And at that moment, The Light turned into a mandala, like a big, round stained glass window that was alive and I was breathed into the center of it. In that center it was like I could look into every human soul, including my own. And I could see no evil, at all. No darkness in any human that has ever lived. And that may shock you. It shocked me. But I was there in the nexus, the mandala of human souls. There was something in us all and in all of nature and all of Gaia that’s incorruptible, no matter what you’ve ever done — it’s incorruptible. And that is that Source in you that is perfect, that is there already. And in that moment, I heard The Light say, ‘Oh Beautiful Human.’ It was a blessing. And in that moment, I fell in love with humanity again. And I think that’s when my cancer was cured.”

NDE Researcher PMH Atwater writes:

“Mellen-Thomas Benedict was part of my original research base. My husband and I personally journeyed to his home (then in Fayetteville, North Carolina), and spent a great deal of time with him, some with his mother and then girl friend. I’ve followed his work ever since — his creations and his mistakes, the lawsuits against him, and the difficulty he has had taking his inventions (most of them coming from his near-death experience), testing them, manufacturing them, and then selling them to the public or to medical institutions. I can say point-blank that his near-death episode is genuine. I have viewed the before and after X-rays of his brain. The tumor was clearly there before he died; it disappeared after he revived. His is certainly not the only such case — of instantaneous healing after a near-death experience. There have been many. Some far more dramatic than his.”

Learn More About Mellen-Thomas Benedict


Woman Cured Of Life-Threatening Lupus
NDEr Anne N

“I was in a drug-induced coma; on a respirator and life support, after a pulmonary hemorrhage caused by severe lupus. I also had organ (kidney) failure and traumatic brain injury due to oxygen deprivation. I was not expected to live, but I came back completely healed from my lupus after my NDE. I have been totally well since, with no trace of Lupus since 2005. I was sent back well!

“I may have been clinically dead, as I had no brain function according to a scan. I was not expected to live and when I was disconnected from the respirator, I was suddenly in a dimly-lit room by myself. I noticed, in particular, that this room had a door, which I felt was special in some way. Then I became aware that I was no longer alone. God was there! I felt God as an all-encompassing presence, complete total and unconditional love in its highest form!

“Even though I saw no figure, there was no doubt in my mind that this was God. Then He spoke, and it was with such compassion: He said, ‘Are you too tired?’ I knew He was asking me if I was too tired to go through that door. Through that door would be my death. I do not recall my answer, whether God sent me back, or if I made the decision, but I do know I was given a choice. So it must have been my choice to come back. Miraculously, God sent me back WELL!! After many years of severe suffering with the pain and illness of lupus, when I came back, my lupus was completely gone! Since my NDE, all tests for lupus come up clear! This has been true every single day since my NDE.”


Child Cured Of Rare & Incurable Digestive Disorder
NDEr Annabel Beam

Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from ever living a normal, healthy life. One sunny day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst inside an old, hollowed-out tree, a fall that may well have caused death or paralysis. Implausibly, she survived without a scratch. While unconscious inside the tree, with rescue workers struggling to get to her, she visited heaven. After being released from the hospital, she defied science and was inexplicably cured of her chronic ailment.

In the days following the accident, Annabel began to talk of religious visions she experienced while lying unconscious. She told her parents: “I went to heaven when I was in that tree. I sat in Jesus’ lap.”

Annabel Beam Describes Her Encounter With Jesus

Annabel Beam Meets Jesus & Is Healed Of Rare, Incurable Illness

Learn More About Annabel Beam


After Near-Death Experience, Rosemary Ringer Is Healed Of Cancer & Other Serious Issues

Rosemary Ringer had been diagnosed with Stage 2 Cervical Cancer when, after a routine medical procedure, she ended up bleeding to death, during which she had an intense near-death experience. Assured by angels during her sojourn in the afterlife, Rosemary had a complete remission of cancer and rapidly healed from her medical trauma. She also had a healing from the grief of her husband’s earlier suicide. This profound NDE led her to completely transform her life. Rosemary adds: “After I was out of the hospital, I realized that the arthritis that had plagued me in my wrist, disappeared. I had a busted knee from an old injury that healed up. I had a busted shoulder from an old injury . . . My friend in IT said, ‘You got rebooted by The Creator!'”


Hand Healed After Near-Death Experience
Excerpt from The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences by Dr. Penny Sartori

“This near-death experience had two significant effects on his life. First, Tom says, it completely removed any fear of dying.

“Even more extraordinary is what happened to his right hand, which had been frozen since birth into a claw-like position.

“(This had been noted on his hospital admission form, and his sister has since signed a statement confirming it.)

“Yet, in front of me, soon after his near-death experience, Tom opened and flexed that same hand. This should not have been physiologically possible, as the tendons had permanently contracted. What had caused this sudden, seemingly spontaneous healing? Even now, science has no answers.

“But when you study near-death experiences, as I have for the past couple of decades, you grow used to phenomena that defy all rational explanation…”


Brooke Grove Describes How Her Near-Death Experience Completely Changed Her Life


Woman Makes Miraculous Recovery From Terrible Car Crash
NDEr Jessica Haynes

Jessica Haynes had her near-death experience in 1983. She was 27 years old at the time, working 10-14 hours a day, seven days a week in marketing and advertising. Her NDE occurred as the result of a horrific car crash. While the driver of the car was unharmed, Jessica suffered terrible injuries. The right side of her face was crushed, her jaw was pulled off, her right eye had been pushed into her skull, the vertebrae in her spine had been crushed and bulged out, the bones in her feet had been shattered, she had no feeling in her legs or toes, and she couldn’t move her body below her waste. Her doctors said that she would be physically disfigured for the rest of her life. According to Jessica, she miraculously recovered from her life-threatening injuries in six months, which astonished her doctors. Today, Jessica is a business and relationship consultant who specializes in helping individuals reach their goals.


After A Near-Death Experience, Will Barton Makes A Miraculous Recovery From Broken Neck


While In A Coma, Jennifer Encounters A Light & Is Healed


Betty Maltz Dies, Goes To Heaven, And Is Healed


Buddhist Woman Dies, Has Life Review, Encounters Spiritual Being, Experiences Miraculous Healing


Chris Russell Describes His Encounter With Jesus

A written account of Chris’s experience can be found here.


I died or “flat-lined” on the operating table. This is when my beautiful albeit incredible and miraculous story really begins.

Laying there on the operating table, I awoke following the surgery/pneumonectomy. When I opened my eyes and looked across the operating room the first thing I noticed was that the entire surgical team (which consisted of about seven physicians/surgeons) was grouped together in a football-like huddle on the far side of the operating room. Listening intently, I could hear one of them talking and the more I listened, I realized that they were praying for me!

Then, all of a sudden, one of my prayerful surgical team members turned and looked directly at me. Apparently, he’d noticed that I had my eyes wide-open and was looking back at him because the next thing I remember is that he excitedly shouted out loud, “He’s alive!” And with that, they all broke huddle and came rushing back over to my bedside. They were all very busily checking their medical instruments and at the same time telling me how surprised they were to see me (alive) because I had died and that they’d tried everything they could think of to revive me — all to no avail. Finally abandoning their attempts to revive me, they decided to gather together across the room and pray for my soul.

Now, back at my bedside, and for about the next 20 to 30 minutes, they systematically went about checking this machine reading and that and doing whatever doctors do with a patient who’s in recovery. Eventually, one by one, they all wandered off to their other choirs — all but one that is. This one physician stayed by my bedside and eventually looked down at me and said, “you’re probably wondering why I’m still standing here.”

“You want to tell me some more about my dying?”

“No, that’s not the reason why.”

So, I asked him, “Well, uh, what’s up, doc?”

He said, “I’ve been performing these same surgical procedures for the past twenty-something years and something happened here today that I’ve never experienced before. It’s had such a profound effect on me that I feel I have to tell you about it.”

“Ok, go ahead.”

He started, “we had you wide-open and were removing some special kind of fat tissue from your heart to use to tie-up your fistula when all of a sudden you started talking out loud! Surprised, we all jumped back from the table as we initially thought that you had perhaps come out from underneath the anesthesia. But when we checked our instruments, we found that, no, you were still under, still unconscious, so we just stood there and listened while you talked.”

“What did I say?” (I had no recall of anything that had happened while this was going on).

“It’s not so much what you said as it was to whom you were talking to…”

“Who was I talking to.?”

“You were talking to Jesus Christ!”

When he said this, I just didn’t know what to say. I thought, “Gee, that’s not very funny, why would this doctor say something like this to me?” But looking deeply into his eyes, I could tell that he wasn’t joking. He was quite serious — and he looked somewhat shaken up. So I quietly said, “Well… was He talking back to me or was I just hollering out into the void?”

“We couldn’t hear any other voices but it sounded like you were engaged in a two-way conversation.”

Then he added, “By the way, I’m going to make sure that this gets into your medical records.”

With that I thanked him and he went on his way. About 10 days later I was mended up enough to be released from the hospital and I went home.

I’d all but forgotten about this event until about a month later when I traveled back to Virginia Beach, VA and visited my psychic/spiritual friend. When she entered the room she froze on the spot and stared at me with a look of total astonishment and incredulity. She said, “Chris, you’re all lit up. You’ve got lights protruding out from all around and over you. You have angels flying all around your head!”

She crossed the room sideways, never taking her eyes off of me. She had a look of absolute astonishment on her face. She eventually made it to her desk and sat down still intently staring at me. Without saying anything else, just staring, she began to cry; tears began streaming down her face. I didn’t quite know what to think about all this but her behaviors began to affect me.

Then, very quietly she said, “Chris, you know that you died last month on the operating table?”

“Yes, the doctors told me that I did.”

Then she really rocked my world saying, “Well, did they tell you that you had a face-to-face encounter with Jesus Christ Himself?”

I almost fainted. Instead, I managed to reply, “Yes, they did. But they couldn’t tell me what He had to say. Do you know what He had to say?”

She said, “Yes, I have the whole thing…”

“Well, you’ve certainly got my attention. What did He say?”

“I’m going to tell you what He said but first I need to tell you something else.”

“OK, go ahead.”

“When you came to see me last year and I told you that you had cancer and that you were going to die — that was it; that was your life expectancy. You’re not supposed to be here right now. I just wanted you to know that. Now, I’ll tell you what happened, what He said, and why you’re still here.”

“Please do.”

“When you died and you left your body, you screamed out at the top of your voice that you were sorry if you had ever hurt anybody in anyway while you were on Earth. You screamed it out so loud and with so much emotion and conviction that you startled everybody that was around you at the time. He just happened to be over there and He came over to where you were to see what all the commotion was about.”

She said, “Chris, you jumped in front of Jesus Christ and started talking your head off. You didn’t really know who He was. But you just started telling him that you had just gotten out of prison and were undergoing treatment for cancer and that you were now getting a big government check (VA disability check for exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam) every month and that you would never have to go back to work again and that you weren’t ready to die. You wanted to go back and have some fun. You got them all laughing. It was then that He reached over and touched you and instantaneously cured you of your cancer and sent you back to your body. You are now going to live for another 26 years. Do you want to know what you’re going to be doing for the next 26 years?”

I naturally said, “Yes, tell me.”

“You are going to spend the rest of your life helping others who have had similar experiences that you’ve had. You want to know why you’re going to be doing that?”

“Yes, why?”

“Because that’s all you really want to do is to help others. Isn’t that wonderful?”

She had stopped crying and was now smiling.

She said, “Chris, you’re going to tell a lot of people about what’s happened to you but very few are going to believe you. But I believe you because I’ve seen and heard it with my own eyes and ears. I’ve been giving these readings to people for the past 40 years and you are the only person that I’ve ever seen, other than myself, who has ever had a face-to-face encounter with Jesus Christ.” (I asked her about her encounter with the Lord but that’s her story and not mine to talk about).

That incident took place in the year 2000. Since then, my cancer metastasized to my neck in 2003 and this elevated my case to “stage 4” lung cancer. Once again I attempted to get the needed medical help from the VAMC for my “service-connected” disease and once again the VAMC in Richmond, VA refused to help me. Instead, they said they were refusing to offer me surgery because there was simply “no chance for a cure”.

So once again faced with the prospect of dying because of not being treated, I had no alternative other than to return to the fine folks at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center and receive the necessary surgery yet again administered via Medicaid. Immediately following the surgery, however, my surgeon came to me to advise me that he had been unable to remove all of the cancer and that there were still some cancer cells left in my body. Remembering what my psychic friend had told me three years earlier about my living for another twenty-six years, I simply smiled at the good doctor and thanked him for doing his best.

When I had another CT scan a couple of months later, I was “cancer free”. Not believing their eyes, the doctors have advised me to have CT scans every ninety days since then. It is now five years later and March, 2008.

I am writing these memoirs feeling fine and thanking the Lord for every day that I’m alive.

In 2005, I returned to school and obtained a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of North Carolina at Fayetteville State University in hopes of helping others.

My cancer fighting experience has definitely changed my life. While the above story isn’t the only instance in which I’ve noticed the Divine influence in my life, it is undoubtedly the most dramatic.

As a footnote, I would like to note that of the original 12 participants that were initially entered into the clinical trial in 2000, I am the only one still alive today.

I thank you for taking the time to read my story. I tell someone every day of my experience with Jesus Christ and how He touched me and cured my cancer. I especially like telling my story to other cancer patients as my story seems to impart a sense of hope and faith in those facing death. I like to think that my story gives solace and comfort to others who are told that “you have cancer and you are going to die and there isn’t anything that anybody can do about it…”

Living In His Grace,
Chris Russell Fayetteville, NC
February, 2008


Project Afterlife

The Project Afterlife television series features many near-death experiencers who believe they were brought back to this world (and often healed) by the prayers of others. This series includes near-death experiencers telling their stories, along with the testimonials of family, friends, and doctors who were involved. Watch all six episodes of this series here.


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