Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


28 Years of Surgeries & 2 Visits to Heaven with Jeanne Enstad

Jeanne Enstad interview on Hustle & Motivate, presented by Joker Mag, the home of the underdog. Jeanne discusses her two visits to heaven as well as her book "A Journey of Hope to Heaven & Back"
Credit-Jeanne Enstad/Joker Mag Illustration

I can’t even begin to imagine going through what Jeanne Enstad has: 28 years of major surgeries, four open hearts, cancer twice, gangrene in both her legs, a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler, and two visits to heaven.

By the end of it, she came out with $290,000 in medical bills and a new lease on life.

Her first book, A Journey of Hope to Heaven and Back has been adapted into a Hollywood screenplay. Despite all she’s been through, Jeanne has kept a positive, upbeat attitude and is striving to help others view life in a different light.

Listen to our full conversation by tapping the play button below. Or, if you’re on-the-go, tap the icon of your favorite podcast platform to listen to it there.

Show Notes

[5:20] The one telltale sign of a true workaholic

[12:01] What it was like coming back from heaven

[18:08] A head-on collision and second visit to heaven

[25:00] How Jeanne overcomes every challenge

[31:58] A life-saving trip to Walmart

After Listening…

You can find Jeanne Enstad and grab her book over at her website. Keep an eye out for her second book coming soon.

Thanks for tuning into this week’s show!

Check out these related episodes:

Jim “The Rookie” Morris on Living Your Dreams

Bouncing Back From a Near-Death Experience with Professional Arena Football QB Collin Saring

Want more underdog stories like this? Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know about new stories and gain instant access to our Underdog Secrets guide.

Written By

Division III baseball alum (McDaniel College) and founder of Joker Mag. Sharing underdog stories to inspire the next generation.



"I thought after my first six years in baseball, it was going to be, ‘Go out and look for another job.'"


In Tampa, Doug Williams was the 54th highest-paid QB despite being the starter. Here's how he became an NFL legend.


How a lightly-recruited high school player became a G-League All-Star and made his NBA dream come true.


He woke up at 5 AM every morning since 7th grade and refused to sign his own name on homework assignments.