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Kevin Hines is coming to Oberlin

DCHS Journalism

April 12, 2019

He is a survivor.

At the age of 19, Kevin Hines attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000. According to an article in People magazine, the millisecond he jumped, he felt instant regret.  “I said to myself, ‘What have I done, I don’t want to die, God please save me.' I recognized that I made the greatest mistake in my life and I thought it was too late.”

Miraculously he survived, but as he hit the water, he shattered three vertebrae. Mr. Hines says that a sea lion kept pushing him above the water’s surface until the Coast Guard rescued him. To read the complete article in People, click here: Kevin Hines article

Seven months after the jump, he gave his first talk to a crowd of 7th and 8th graders.  Since then, he's been all over the world spreading his message of hope and healing. He will be in Oberlin on Wednesday, April 24 at the Gateway at 1:30 p.m. Students in grades 7-12 from Oberlin and Hoxie will be attending the event sponsored by USD 294 and Decatur Health.

Limited seating is available. The event is free, but you will need a ticket. You can pick up tickets at Decatur Health hospital front desk or the Family Practice Clinic admissions desk. There is a two-ticket limit per person.

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