The 52-year-old was rushed to the hospital after an allergic reaction from eating shellfish.
Penny Wittbrodt, a retired nurse from Kentucky, claims to have "met God" as she slipped into a coma. The 52-year-old is now sharing the life-changing experience she claimed she had years ago. Wittbrodt said that she had a near-death experience after suffering anaphylaxis. She was rushed to the hospital in 2014 and 2016 after experiencing difficulty breathing and swallowing, according to New York Post. Wittbrodt suffered an allergic reaction from eating shellfish.
The nurse said that after suffering from anaphylactic shock, she became aware of her and her grandmother’s soul. Wittbrodt explained that she saw a 'bright light' after her son rushed her to the hospital. That's when her grandmother's spirit allegedly told her to stay calm. Wittbrodt claimed her own soul left her body, and she looked at herself and said, "Man, who is that girl? She's pretty sick." Speaking of life on the other side, she said, "Time here [on Earth] is so structured, and time there really gets away from you." The woman also claimed to have met God and received answers to all the questions that had bothered her throughout her life. God's responses made her understand that the suffering in this world would be rewarded in the afterlife.
After her out-of-this-world experience, she claimed that she woke up from her coma and was completely healed. In fact, she was worried about coming back to the "real world" and remembers crying because she didn't want to stop floating in the void. She even asked God to let her remember this experience before she returned to reality. When she "got back," her perspective on life had completely shifted.
Ever since, she's been talking about her surreal experience in podcasts and through various social media platforms. She thinks some of our life experiences are predetermined. Wittbrodt believes that before people are born, they pick their parents and they are also given the opportunity to chose what their life challenges will be. She said, "I try to remind people that because before you came, you knew what traumas you were going to face." Being on the "other side" taught her that life's hardships teach a person so much more than just happy experiences. "I'm so relieved that someone's there, and I'm not alone," she said. The nurse also said that she finally understood the meaning of life, "We're meant to move forward, meet challenges, and share kindness."
You can read more about her near-death experience on Facebook.
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