WATCH: The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven

Posted: July 19, 2010 in Books
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“When I arrived in heaven, I was inside the gate. The gate was really tall, and it was white. It was very shiny, and it looked like it had scales like a fish. I was in the inner heaven and everything was brighter and more intense on the inside of the gate. It was perfect! Perfect is my favorite word for describing heaven.”

Kevin Malarkey’s short drive home on November 14, 2004 with his son, Alex, turned out to be an unexpected road trip to heaven and back. Alex’s story of the time he spent in heaven while in a coma is fully told by both him and his father, in a new Tyndale House book, “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” a remarkable account of miracles, angels, and life beyond this world.

Alex was presumed dead at the scene of the accident, and first responders considered calling a coroner. He survived but suffered traumatic injury to his brain and an internal decapitation. His skull was almost completely detached from his spinal column. Alex’s parents were told that injuries involving this extent of spinal alignment virtually always result in death. If Alex were to survive, he would be a quadriplegic, never breathe independently, swallow food, or speak.

The prognosis was grim. Alex’s family and friends started a round-the-clock prayer vigil in the ICU, which quickly spread across the country. In a matter of weeks, Alex’s most severe spinal injuries were healed without medical intervention leading stunned doctors to cancel a critical spinal alignment surgery.

The vertebrae were completely detached. The tendon sheath around the spinal column was severed near the base of his brain. The injury was so severe and so high on the spinal column; it is simply incredible that Alex survived.” – Dr. Raymond Onders (Christopher Reeves’ & Alex’s doctor)

After two months in a coma, Alex slowly learned to speak again and had incredible things to say about where he had been: of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while unconscious, of unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six-year-old, and of the angels that took him through the gates of heaven.

WATCH: The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven
In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered an horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex–and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. “I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus,” a friend told the stricken dad. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share.

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Breaking Christian News wants you to be informed, inspired, and intrigued. Thanks also to Keri Jo Raz of Tyndale House who contributed to this fascinating story.

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Comments
  1. Dawn Braswell says:

    Thank you for such an inspirational story…I usually can not watch anything on television that concerns a child being hurt, and I almost turned the channel when I saw a child lying in a hospital bed with all these tubes hanging from him….I am glad I did not change the channel…There is no other explination for this truely amazing child, except GOD!!!! I will forever more keep Alex and his family in my prayers…Please keep the people of this world informed on how they are doing…..I believe this story will make believers out of many people…..GOD BLESS THE MALARKEY FAMILY!!!! (even more than he already has)…..I too believe Alex will walk again one day……

  2. melissa says:

    alex i hope you are doing great.and i love the book!!

  3. SENZO MCHUNU says:

    I`M WILL PRAY FOR THE TILL HE WALK AGAIN. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY

  4. Esme Pottas says:

    love the true story of kevin & alex malarkey. a remarkable account of miracles, angels, and life beyond this word

  5. myrna says:

    i was touch reading the story…i’m praying to God for Alex full recovery and seeing him walk someday…Alex thank you for the inspiration…

  6. mary scott says:

    iam so overjoyed until it is hard to understand just how really this young man can indure iam praying for you, god has his time to show up you see god is there and the when he comes dont look back look foward, because i have a story to tell also but its not about what i experence, its WHAT AND HOW GOD WII SHOW Up LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY>

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