Do children have NDEs?
Yes. Research indicates that about 85% of children who experience cardiac arrest have an NDE. With improving cardiac resuscitation techniques, more and more children are surviving cardiac arrest. More children who have had NDEs are alive today than ever before, and the number is likely to increase because of improved resuscitative techniques. Apparently, youngsters of any age can have an NDE. Very young children as soon as they are able to speak, have reported NDE's.
What is amazing is that the NDE's of children are similar to the NDE's of adults.
For example a six-year old who had meningitis and was declared medically dead told the story that she was out of her body body with a sense of being completely free of pain
and totally surrounded by love.
She reported feeling neither boy nor girl, neither grown-up nor child. She felt a sense of absolute peace and completeness. When she looked down, she saw a girl lying in bed and empathized with her pain. On reflection, she realized she must be that girl, and with that thought, she was back in her body.
The video below is one of the earliest NDE experiences recorded (1982). It is about a child who drowned in a pool.
She was considered medically dead for twenty minutes before she was revived and shetold her doctor Melvin Morse her NDE experience.
It was this event which started Dr. Melvin Morse to continue investigating NDE experiences with children.