Internationally recognized Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander III, MD, FACS will be speaking to the public March 14 about his Near Death Experience leading to his best selling book “Proof of Heaven. This lecture is in a series of NDE presentations by the Tucson chapter of IANDS. (International Association for Near Death Studies)
The presentation will take place at the Jewish Community Center in Tucson this Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. Doctor Alexander served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for almost 15 years, achieving the rank of associate professor by 1994. He has helped promote the development of stereotactic radio-surgery, intra-operative MR imaging and MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery in neurosurgery.
In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander contracted a rare form of acute bacterial meningitis that shut down parts of his brain, put him in a coma for seven days and nearly killed him. His doctors had told his family that his changes of survival were not good and if he did survive there were good changes of permanent brain damage. During this time, he says, he saw heaven. He has written about the experience in his bestselling book, Proof of Heaven. As he came out of the coma, Dr. Alexander didn’t recognize anyone — even his own son– and doctors didn’t expect him to survive. ”Dr. Alexander likens coming out of the coma to being in a “deep hole” and “trying to come up.” Though he couldn’t remember his son’s face, he could sense a “deep connection of love” that made him realize he had to try to understand his circumstances to recover. Eventually he came back to total awareness and recovered fully. Shortly after, he began documenting his experience that became his best selling book.
His NDE experience has received world recognition and been featured in numerous publications such as the Washington Post, Newsweek , New York Times and multiple television appearances including Oprah , Larry King Now, Katie Couric, Dr. Oz Show , ABC 20/20, ABC Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer as well as ABC’s Nightline among many others. He has also received radio coverage on numerous stations in America and the world.
This is a very rare opportunity for Tucsonans to have an opportunity to hear this extraordinary story from someone that faced death and experienced the knowledge there is life after death. Dr. Alexander will be available for book signings after the talk.
LOCATION: Jewish Community Center at 3800 E. River Rd.
DATE & TIME OF EVENT: Thursday March 14, 6:30 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
ADMISSION: $5.00 – seats on a first come basis (come early).
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