The Ascent
The Ascent

The Ascent

by Tracy Wasem

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The Ascent chronicles my near death experience at the age of twenty-four. Thirty-two days in the ICU for a ruptured appendix led to two clinical deaths on the operating table. The spiritual people that I saw and the gift they gave me that would continue to haunt me for years. The experience would forever change my view on religion and death.
I died in the month of May. Twenty-four years old and it was my favorite month of the year. Flowers were in full bloom while dusty rains covered the desert sky. Stretched naked on the operating table with deep incisions splitting my entire abdominal cavity returning in death via the same manner as my birth. Life is always morphing rapidly from one moment to the next. Sometimes so quickly that you don't even notice how everyday activities are taken for granted. Death changed my notion of time and I would never be the same again.

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BN ID: 2940013330986
Publisher: smashwords
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 50 KB

About the Author

Tracy Wasem is a retired school teacher. She has a MA in Education from Chapman University and a BA in English from ASU. Her hobbies include writing, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Her other books include the whimsical children's book Inky The Spot Finds Her Place and The Ultimate Yard Sale Guide. You can find Ms. Wasem on Facebook under Tracy Wasem Books.

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The Ascent 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a heartfelt read that had me crying in  parts. It is short story but the author has written with compassion. The gift she was left with was amazing. It was a detailed account of  near death experience which was an interesting read. I would highly recommend it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as I had a similar experience in my teens. The last paragraph of this book really sums it all up. Tracy does an amazing job at creating a word picture of her spiritual experience and makes you want to have been there with her. She is an angel God put back down on earth to affect the people around her!