As his recovery progressed, Bob began to reflect on the attack that nearly killed him. After he was hit and as he laid on the ground, bleeding, Bob says, "I saw my body floating below me while I was out. I was obviously asleep at this moment. And I could see whiteness around the area."
Bob says nearly dying has profoundly changed his outlook. "I think in some ways it's changed the way I look at death. I don't really feel afraid of it anymore. I mean, I felt it, what it looked like. What it was, who knows? I still don't know to this day. But I, without question, saw myself. ... I don't feel much fear about what it would feel like once it happens."