Colton Burpo: A 3 year old boy who at the beginning of the book is described as having suffered from chronic stomach pains. Initially it is thought of as having stomach flu, his symptoms don't add up. Later on it is discovered that he has a ruptured appendix and 3 abscesses in his abdomen, with his chance of survival being non-existent. However, his family and friends pray fervently and their prayers are answered as he recuperates completely post operation.The time spent in the operating theater brings some interesting facts to light as Colton describes his visit to heaven and back to his parents. He talks about Jesus and describes heaven in plain detail and validating heaven's description in the Bible. His journey to heaven and back proves that "heaven is for real" .
“'Dad, nobody's old in heaven,; Colton said. 'And nobody wears glasses.'”
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