'" When, years later, Ms Underhill finally escaped her religion, she launched a website to help former Jehovah's Witnesses rebuild their lives after leaving the faith.For those who manage to sever ties with the Jehovah's Witnesses, life can be very isolated.She was naturally depressed at the outcome, but her eyes were now open to the dangers of this pseudo-Christian sect as evidenced by her recent observation; “I was watching a video we filmed on our last vacation together…We were sitting at a cafe and as I thought at the time, were enjoying the great view and the people all around us drinking coffee chatting and laughing… At least that is what he kept telling me all this time. Isn’t it interesting that she did not really notice his paranoia earlier in the relationship?When Ms Magdalena ran away, she says she lost her family and friends and ended up homeless."I had nowhere to live and no job; I was living on the streets for three weeks and I felt suicidal," she says.
Just before he died, doctors made legal history by forcing him to receive blood, to no avail.
As she was wheeled into the operating theatre, one of them pushed a form under her nose and said "sign here".
Ms Underhill, 32, from Brighton, East Sussex, was lucky enough to survive her ordeal without a transfusion, but the idea that her religion was encouraging her to risk her life was a defining moment.
"There are really high rates of suicide and depression among people that leave, and I want to be able to help people to get their lives back on track." Ms Magdalena, 38, has seen first-hand the tragedy that the religion's extreme code can wreak on families.
In the 1970s, when she was just two years old, her father, Keith Playford, died.
Every year thousands of new individuals identify themselves as one of Jehovah's Witnesses through a process of dedication and baptism.