The Beam family, whose story inspired the movie Miracles From Heaven, chatted with ET about the film and how they really feel about Jennifer Garner bringing their story to the big screen.
In the faith-based movie, Garner stars as Christy Beam, a mom who becomes a ferocious advocate for her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) when she is diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease. Their lives are forever changed when an extraordinary medical miracle unfolds, leaving specialists baffled and a community inspired.
"I was definitely inspired by who Christy is as a mom," Garner told ET.
In 2011, Annabel fell 30 feet into a hollow tree while playing with her sister. The fall knocked her unconscious and Annabel says she went to heaven and met Jesus. The accident seemingly cured her from a rare and potentially fatal digestive disorder.
"Heaven was very bright and it was very peaceful," Annabel told ET of her experience. "There was no pain, and that's why I wanted to stay. And I sat on Jesus' lap and I asked Him if I could stay. He said, 'No, Annabel, I have plans for you on Earth that you cannot complete in heaven, but whenever the firefighters get you out, there will be nothing wrong with you.'"
Annabel described Jesus as having brown hair, a beard and wearing a purple sash.