Sr. Cpl. Ed Lujan leaves his body after being run over by an SUV three times.
“I could hear people yelling and screaming,”
“I could hear ambulances and I knew they were coming for me.”
“The initial hit slammed my head against the windshield peeling my scalp all the way back from my right side,”
“I felt the euphoria of my life and soul leaving my body,”
“So it wasn’t a feeling of sadness or joy. It was more like tranquility. So I knew what was going on. I’m dying.”
“He’s [his Dad who passed away 8 yrs before] looking down at me and he says, ‘Son, get up,'”
“And I said, ‘Dad, I can’t get up.’ And then I will never forget this, he puts his hands on his knees and he bends down towards me and he’s looking down at my eye and he says, ‘Son, you have to get up because you have a family that loves you and needs you.'”
“God stood right next to my dad and I knew at that moment he was in heaven,”
“I took a deep breath there and I felt my life and soul re-enter my body and I remember waking up in the arms of the fire fighters on the way to Parkland.”
“And I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to die in an ambulance. It’s like I am dying and there is nothing I can do,'” he said.
“I said, ‘Father [to a hospital priest later in the hospital], the last thing I want to do before I pass away is I want to forgive the person who did this to me,'”
“It’s made me a better person, a better human being because I know how short life can be,”
“I don’t remember feeling any pain and I tell people all the time if God is that good then he is not going to let you feel any suffering at that moment of death,”