He was working in a retail store when he was 23, and was sleeping late on his day off (Friday the 13th, October, 1995) when his brother woke him up around 10:00 am to ask him for a cigarette. He told him he would give him one later. He went back to sleep but was awakened just minutes later to see his brother standing over him with a knife---which was descending. He grabbed the knife blade, but due to his brotherís superior position and his groggy state, he barely managed to slow the blade in its penetration of his chest. They fought as Stephen yelled for help, but the attack didnít stop until his mother came to the door to reprimand them for fighting.
So begins the story of Stephenís extensive Near-Death Experience and the complete alteration of his life.