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Damn, so many near drowning incidents. I guess that one is the most common to happen for anyone. Same with me. When I was in first grade at a friends b-day party some piece of shit kid a little shorter than me pushed me in to the deep end of the swimming pool from behind and I couldn't swim at the time. I thought I was going to die and I could even hear (imagine) ambulance sirens. Luckily some other guy saved me. I swear if I could go back in time, I'd be going to jail..even at that age. I had another one of those incidents happen (although not as scary) a month to a year after. Some rowdy kids held my head under water forcibly and my older and much stronger (than them) brother was with me but didn't help me. I guess he didn't understand at the time that I needed help. So some emotional scarring to add with that.

A little off topic: There was something that happened before all of this that made these incidents (and some future scary incidents) worse. It's one of my first memories. I saw a relative of mine die right in front of me and I couldn't understand what was happening, nor did I have any concept of life and death at the time. That and seeing all of the medical stuff being done just added to the confusion and mental scarring.

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