Written by Sherry
Wednesday, 30 May 2007 08:44
Wow. What a story.
At 17, Kristen Anderson lay across the railroad tracks a few yards from her parents' house and let 33 freight train cars pass over her at 55 miles per hour. She had lost several friends, her grandmother, and then had been raped. She wanted to die.
But, inexplicably, she didn't - although her legs were severed.
"Kristen knows there is no logical explanation for her survival.
"It was a God thing," she says.
Kristen celebrates the anniversary of her suicide attempt the way most celebrate a birthday.
She calls it her "rebirthday," a symbol of the spiritual change after painful months of recovery.
The experience prompted her to turn her life over to God, and in the process, Kristen began reaching out to teens who felt as hopeless as she once had.
Kristen underwent a conversion after leaving the hospital and now has a ministry of outreach to those who are considering suicide. I'll bet they listen.
"When I first started this, I was surprised by how many people thought about or tried to kill themselves. Nothing surprises me anymore."
You can visit her website here.