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What’s the most scared you've ever been?

locot_jenniferWhen I was little my uncle used to go outside of our bedroom window when we were going to sleep and he would start to scratch on the window. We'd think that somebody was trying to get in. I literally connot remember being more scared, it was petrifying. And then after a while we realized it was him.

Jennifer Eckert Bernau

Santa Cruz | Preschool Teacher

 

 

 

locot_gwen
My son was a pound and a half when he was born, he was 27 weeks premature and we were quite sure he wasn't going to make it. The emergency
C-section and he's 6 and a half now.
Gwen Toevs
Santa Cruz | Mom/Artist





locot_susan
When I crashed during a week-long beginner’s hang gliding class. I had a 45 pound kite strapped to my back and I was running as fast as I could down a hill, and a road approached faster than it was supposed to. I have a crushed ankle bone, but I survived.
Susan Willats
Felton | Education

 

 

 


locot_xavier
We were driving along this road in Nepal in a very rickety bus, and we come to a place where we pass this big cliff and it was really scary because we saw about five or six of the same kind of bus we were in about 3,000 feet down at the bottom of the cliff smashed into a thousand pieces.
Xavier Harrison
Australia | Chef

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