By: Matthew Walden
I thought my life was over. In the span of 3 short years I experienced the complete deterioration of my physical health, the death of a friend, my 30th birthday party getting rained out with no one showing up, and a botched and painful surgery I woke up in the middle of. There’s more. I witnessed a tsunami wipe out a trip I’d looked forward to my whole life. I also got brainwashed by a cult, I survived a random mass shooting massacre that made the national news, and then I was nearly killed by a drunk driver who slammed into me with an SUV and drove away, leaving me for dead in the middle of the road.