INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEAR DEATH STUDIES
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE
Laurie was the first person that left me totally shaken. I made an instant
emotional connection with Laurie that literally left me speechless. I could
not speak, and any attempt to do so just ended with my emotions taking
over, and the tears flowing uncontrollably. Her ability to portray and
execute her story left me hopeful and inspired to continue my healing.
I met Laurie Boggs in October 2004. Laurie was speaking at the monthly IANDS
(International Assoc. of Near Death Studies) meeting in Salt
Lake City, UT. Listening to Laurie’s, tragedy, I realized that I had heard her story
before. Her experience was eerily similar to mine – the events leading
up to the accident, the premonitions, the trying to stop “fate”.
I was involved in an automobile accident in December 1997, which claimed the
life of my husband.
I had been attending the monthly IANDS meetings regularly since May
of 1998 – and
even though there were numerous speakers that I could identify with. Laurie’s
demeanor was different, the connection is indescribable. I lived her story,
every word of it. I was surprised by this, as I thought in the almost 6 years
since my accident, that I had those emotions under control. I was wrong - very,
After Laurie finished speaking, I wanted to desperately talk to her, but knew
that I would not be able to carry-on a rational, coherent conversation. I wrote
my name and number on a piece of paper – and handed it to her, asking
her to call me. I was so happy when she called. Even though the circumstances
that brought us together were tragic, I knew that she and I were meant to be
friends. For the first time, I finally related with someone that truly understands
me. She will never know how much she has helped me. Both Laurie & Biff
have been a tremendous blessing in my life. I wish everyone will have the opportunity
to hear Laurie’s inspirational story, insight and love for humanity.