Presentation on theme: "Heaven is for Real A Little Boy’s Astounding Story."— Presentation transcript:
Heaven is for Real A Little Boy’s Astounding Story
Timeline of Events May 19, 1999 – Colton Burpo is born. February 27, 2003 – Colton complains of stomach pain and has a high fever that is misdiagnosed as stomach flu. February 28, 2003 – Colton’s fever breaks. His parents rejoice, thinking that Colton is well, when in face this is a sign of the rupturing of his appendix. March 3, 2003 – Colton is examined by a doctor in Nebraska who dismisses suggestions of appendicitis. March 5, 2003 – Todd and Sonja check Colton into a different hospital; Dr. Timothy O’Holleran prepares for surgery. Colton undergoes his first surgery, an appendectomy. He has both a ruptured appendix and an abscess.
Timeline of Events (cont’d) March 13, 2003 – As Colton is getting ready to leave the hospital, blood tests reveal that his white blood cell count has spiked. A CT scan reveals two more abscesses in his abdomen. Colton undergoes a second surgery – a celiotomy – to drain the abscess. During surgery a total of three abscesses are found. March 17, 2003 – Dr. O’Holleran advises Todd and Sonja that there is nothing more he can do for Colton. He suggests transferring Colton to the Denver Children’s Hospital, but a blizzard stops their travelling. March 18, 2003 – Colton shows amazing signs of recovery and is soon playing like a normal child. July 3, 2003 – On a family road trip, Colton tells his first of many accounts of heaven.
Colton’s Description of Jesus Brown hair and has hair on his face, pretty eyes Had white clothing with a purple sash on (the colour of kings in the Bible) Gold thing on his head (motioned in the shape of a circle) like a crown Jesus has red “markers” on him where are the markers? In the middle of his palms and at the tops of his two feet (where He was nailed to the cross)
Akiane Kramarik Child prodigy who paints and writes poetry Began having visions of heaven at the age of four Her descriptions of heaven sounded like Colton’s Began painting at the age of six Painted a portrait entitled “Prince of Peace” When Colton saw this portrait, he confirmed it was the Jesus who he had seen in heaven