Entries by Eben Alexander

Gratitude and Optimism

Fifteen years ago today, I awoke from a weeklong coma due to severe bacterial meningitis from which I was not expected to survive. The medical details of the case, objectively reported by three physicians not involved in my care but fascinated by my recovery, showed my brain was in no shape to produce any dream […]


Anniversary of Coma Awakening

Today, I celebrate the 13th anniversary of the day I emerged from a weeklong coma due to bacterial meningitis November 16, 2008, my re-birthday. On this anniversary of that life-changing event, I want to thank again the family and friends who were instrumental in my return to this world, not to mention the myriad souls […]