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Annabelle Beam and her mother Christy Beam are stepping into the spotlight to share their story of faith and healing.
When she was younger, Annabelle suffered from chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, an illness that disrupted her digestive system and caused her great pain.
But in 2011, a bizarre accident occurred that left her stuck inside a hollow tree for several hours. When she emerged, her sickness was gone.
Later, Annabelle would tell her mother the story of what happened during the hours she was trapped.
"She said, ‘You know mommy, I went to heaven when I was in that tree,’ and that’s how it started,” Christy said. ”My very, very first thought was, ‘Did you hit your head really hard? Was it just a dream … what is she talking about?’”
Beam was skeptical of Annabelle's story at first, but the detailed account contained family information the little girl couldn't have known from any other source.
Christy documented the experience in a book Miracle From Heaven that has now been made into a movie starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah.
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