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Into the Light : a personal story of death and life after death

  • The Woburn Council on Aging 144 school Street Woburn Massachusetts (map)

Today Joel Kaplan will share his near-death experience, his road to recovery and what he has learned from his ordeal with us.

Joel Kaplan died in a car crash after having a massive heart attack. He was brought back to life with a defibrillator machine after being shocked seven times – the procedure prior to this was only shocking a person three times. He became a national case study and changed the life-saving procedure in using defibrillator machines across the United States.

 When Joel finally regained consciousness, he found himself connected to 21 machines. The medical community knew he was alive but could not diagnose his potential for brain function or physical abilities. 

 Joel has been the keynote speaker at the International Near-Death Experience conference, a guest speaker at multiple universities and has presented his experience to various medical communities. 

Earlier Event: March 11