Veteran’s story of cheating death being documented in film

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- In 2013, Greg Archer passed out in his front yard. Doctors said he was a victim of cardiac instant death syndrome.

“I was a combat medic in Iraq,” said Archer. “I was in transports which suffered direct hits by IED’s. I suffered injuries I didn’t even know I had, one of which had to do with the heart troubles that left me injured in my yard. While a neighbor and crews worked to revive me, I had an ‘out-of-body experience,' which left me floating watching them try to save me.”

Months of rehab left Archer re-learning to walk and talk. Now, the Adventist Health System is filming a doc-u-drama about the near-death experience Archer had. The film is to be used while he talks to people about how the medical profession forgets to treat more than the injuries patients go through. He works on the mental side of patient care.

“I talk with kids, adults, and medical staff about working with folks on mental rehab as well as the physical side of getting better, this film will definitely help!” Archer said.

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