Parkersburg woman to appear on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’
PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg woman who wrote a book about her near-death experiences will be on a national TV show next week.
Sharon Milliman, author of “A Song in the Wind: A Near-Death Experience,” said her story will be featured Friday in a segment of “The Dr. Oz Show,” which stars Mehmet Oz, a professor and cardiothoracic surgeon. Check local TV listings.
Her story was sent by a friend to the Oz show producers, which was readying an episode on near-death experiences. The call from the producers was a surprise, Milliman said.
“I had no idea where the information was going,” Milliman said. “I was in shock.”
“A Song in the Wind” was published in September 2016 by WestBow Press, a division of the religious publishing house of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. It tells about her first two near-death experiences and how her life changed afterward.
Milliman said she has had four near-death experiences, two after the book was written. In the latter events, among those she has seen were Jesus and Mary, Milliman said.
“The Dr. Oz Show” segment was filmed Jan. 8 and 9.
In the segment, which is about 8 minutes long, Oz and Milliman discuss her experiences and the changes that occurred afterward, Milliman said. Also in the segment is a counselor, Anna Raimondi, who is actually a medium, Milliman said.
Milliman said the experiences have enhanced and strengthened her spiritually.
“It made my spiritual side stronger,” Milliman said.
The experiences also gave her an ability to communicate with those who have passed, Milliman said.
“They give me messages for their loved ones,” she said.
Milliman and her friend Pegi Robinson are with the Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the International Association for Near Death Studies. The group has 12 members and meets when needed, said Robinson, the coordinator.
Robinson hopes Milliman’s appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show” will encourage more interest in the local group, which plans events with speakers discussing their near-death experiences. Robinson and Milliman speak to groups around the country.
Anyone interested in the group can call Robinson at 740 207-9000.
Robinson said she has had two near-death experiences: the first in 1966 when she was 5 and drowned and the second 20 years ago during complications from a tubal pregnancy. In the first, an angel indicated to her it was not her time to go and in the second, she saw God and asked who would be there to take care of her children.
“It’s important for people to know there is life after death,” Milliman said. “Dying is not a scary thing.”
Robinson has also written a book about her experiences, “The Will of a Wildflower.” The book was published by 1st World Publishing.
Milliman also appeared in “Return from the Dead,” a National Geographic Channel show in April 2016 about near-death experiences.