"One of my best friends almost died giving birth to her daughter. She was bleeding out and the doctor and nurse had summoned the priest to perform last rites. She basically made a plea to god that if he let her live, she would make her life's mission to save other people on the way to emergency surgery.
Says she blacked out and thought she was dead. She woke up with her Mom and doctor standing by her bed surprised she had survived.
She felt she had been given a mission and went back to school to be a nurse. She eventually got a job as an ICU nurse on the code team. In short, when people are dying, its her job to save them, which she's done for more than 20+ years now."