If you have read Swami Veda Bharati (Dr. Usharbudh Arya)'s book, Meditation and the Art of Dying, here is a recent episode that will interest you. Dr. David White who, together with his late wife Beverly, practiced meditation for the last five decades, and was most loved as a philosophy teacher in the Macalester College (alma mater of, among others, Kofi Annan), Minnesota, recently died. Here is the inspiring story.
It was late spring of my fourth grade year and I was leaving to catch my bus to go home when I realized it was friday and I had left my baseball glove in my desk. A weekend without my baseball glove was unimaginable. I raced back to my classroom, but fearful of missing the bus I looked back to see if it was still there, and when I turned back I ran full speed into a door. I retrieved my glove despite bleeding profusely.