24. I almost drowned after having waves slammed into my face
“Got held down by a huge wipeout surfing in Ventura, CA, then after thinking I could make the surface, I exhaled the rest of my air, and as I surfaced, another wave slammed into my face, spinning me over and over until I started to black out. When I finally reached the shore, I was shaken for awhile.” — micros101
25. I underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor
“I underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor that was pushing up into my brain’s ventricles, preventing fluid from draining properly.
Then it came back 6 month later, and I had to do it all again (plus radiation therapy).
It’s been about seven years.” — Finnegan789