October 23


October 23, 2012 – Mary Neal


Dr. Mary Neal. CREDIT: David J Swift

We met Dr. Mary Neal: Author, surgeon, near-death experiencer, TV personality on Dr. Oz, The Today, Show,  Fox & Friends, and others.

Dr. Neal appeared twice: first at 11:45  on Sunday Oct. 21st.  She also spoke as the South Bay IANDS  guest speaker on Tuesday October 23rd at 7:00 PM at our regular October meeting. Due to the high attendance, the evening meeting was held in the church. She recounted her encounter with the afterlife, and answered questions afterward.

Dr. Neal is taking time away from her busy orthopedic practice in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to speak at the IANDS chapters all over the US. Please read her qualifications below.

After taking her medical degree at UCLA School of Medicine, she trained there in general surgery before completing an orthopedic surgery residency at USC.  She went on to complete 3 fellowships in spinal surgery, trauma, and spine rehabilitation at highly respected hospitals in Sweden, Switzerland, and California. She was a director of spine surgery at the University of Southern California.  She, with her husband Bill and small children, eventually relocated to Jackson Hole, where they founded a spine surgery practice. She is committed to the causes of environmental stewardship, individual responsibility for making the world a better place, and increasing the awareness of God’s presence, love, and grace. She is an avid sportswoman, and along with her husband Bill and family, she takes outdoor vacations whenever possible. In 1999, during their kayaking trip to the Los Rios region of Southern Chile, tragedy struck when she drowned in the Rio Fuy.

Her book, To Heaven and Back, has been a New York Times best-seller for many weeks. Thanks for making Dr. Neal’s visit a memorable one.