Over six episodes, Surviving Death explores questions that have been contemplated throughout time: What does it mean to die, and is death the end of our existence? Weaving together innovative new research with firsthand accounts from those who’ve been close to—and even experienced—death, the series takes viewers on an extraordinary journey into a world beyond human existence as we know it.

SURVIVING DEATH which begins streaming on Netflix, Jan. 6th is based on the book Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence For An Afterlife by Leslie Kean

Ricki Stern is director and executive producer Jesse Sweet is co-executive producer



In my book I describe an extraordinarily accurate reading I had with mental medium Sandra O’Hara. My two deceased loved ones, who had both appeared previously for me through medium Laura Lynne Jackson, provided some of the exact same information to Sandra as Laura had brought through a few months earlier (and the two mediums had never spoken to each other). Two of the most personal messages, unknown to anyone but me, were in the exact same words both times. In fact, I had mentally asked for my two deceased communicators to come through and repeat something they had said to Laura – and that happened. Both mediums also described the two “personalities” in exactly the same way, almost word for word. Sandra didn’t know my name or anything about me before we started. I learned through direct experience that something truly unexplained was happening and that these were both superb mediums.

In the Netflix series, at the beginning of Episode 2, we see part of a short reading Sandra provided for my friend Tia in a group setting. After Tia says that the name Sandra brought forward was her grandmother’s name, Sandra says to Tia that her mother was there too. “What was the ailment with your Mum around the head area?” she asks. Tia replies that her Mum had a brain tumor, confirming Sandra’s accuracy. That is the end of the scene. But there is more to that reading. Although there were a few vague statements as well, here are additional accurate points that Sandra made immediately after the end of this scene:


  • Your mother was a tough cookie.
    (Yes, she was strong and independent.)
  • There is a hearing issue or problem with the ear now, and she is pointing at you.
    (Tia had discovered she was deaf in one ear and the doctors had checked her for a brain tumor)
  • Something about being out of state. Have you changed states? Did you travel out of state to visit your mother?
    (Tia’s mother moved to another state when she was diagnosed. Tia had to travel out of state to visit her mother.)
  • She was not in pain when she died, she just felt winded.
    (Tia’s Mum was on a lot of morphine. She had stage 4 lung cancer so she was loosing lung capacity at the end.)
  • There is an issue with your Dad’s legs.
    (Her Dad had Restless Leg Syndrome.)



I am very honoured to appear in the Netflix Documentary based on Leslie Keans’ book Surviving Death. It was a great day filming at Leslie Kean’s home in New York and everyone in production and crew could not have been nicer or easier to work with, they were simply the best. A big thank you to Leslie Kean for including me in her book and to Rikki Stern who directed the series and all the crew that day.

I want to thank all those who watched the Series and reached out to me, your encouraging messages and sharing your stories with me were humbling and beautiful. Love and Light to you all.