Alexby News Release : Jul 14, 2010 : Keri Jo Raz – Tyndale House, Christian Newswire

“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.”

(Columbus, Ohio)—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. (To watch a video book trailer CLICK HERE) http://www.theboywhocamebackfromheaven.com/

“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.

“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.” -Alex Malarkey

Miracles continue to be the theme of Alex’s story. On January 9, 2009, he became the first child to undergo the Christopher Reeve Surgery, allowing him to breathe without a ventilator. Today, twelve-year-old Alex loves watching sports and cheering for his favorite teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He believes he will walk again.


5 Responses to “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven”

  1. 1 ilona sturla

    wow, praise God, I pray dear Jesus for continued miracle healing in Alex and i pray that the glory will be all yours! I love You Jesus X

  2. 2 Frank

    Praise the Lord
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  3. 3 Sheree

    I read this story in under 24 hours…I just couldnt put it down! What an amazing boy and family. God is so great and I cant wait to get to heaven!
    xx

  4. 4 Indi Jayasinghe

    WOW!!!!!

    What a MIGHTY and amazing God we serve. We are so Blessed to be called His own.

    Alex, you are so precious and special to God, and even your parents are so blessed to even experience this miracle. I pray that God’s complete healing will freely flow through your body. May God’s glory shine upon you, may His love and compassion be with you. There’s LIFE and POWER in HIS BLOOD. You WILL come out victoriously and God will use you and your family in a mighty way. Many will be touched through this miracle and testimony.

    I believe God is doing great things in our lives. Many are called, but few are chosen. You have been called by your name. Isaiah 43:1
    I also believe. if we are open to God, He will do GREAT and MIGHTY things. We need to be instruments in His hands.

    I lift up every burden and every heartache that your parents are carrying into HIS LOVING HANDS. May He anoint and guide those who are tending to you. May HIS peace be with you.

    His grace is sufficient for us. Thank you Lord, for loving us.

    I love you my Jesus!
    Indi.

  5. 5 Vasu

    Our Dear Father is so good – He loves Alex too as his child and will always keep Alex under his wings – PRAISE TO HIM OUR HOLY FATHER. Thank you Lord.

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