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6399-Author / Father of The boy who came back from Heaven to speak at Malone

6399-September 11, 2012

The Malone University Department of Church Relations will welcome Kevin Malarkey, author of the best seller, The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, Thursday, October 4 at 9 a.m. in the Johnson Center Dining Room. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Tim Pitzer, director of church relations, at 330.471.8434 or gcvgmre+znybar+rqh.

From the website: theboywhocamebackfromheaven.com:

In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered a horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex —and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. "I think that Alex has gone to be with Jesus," a friend told the stricken dad. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share. Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious. Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six-year-old. Of the angels who took him through the gates of Heaven itself. And, most amazing of all...of meeting and talking to Jesus. The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is the true story of an ordinary boy's most extraordinary journey. As you see Heaven and earth through Alex's eyes, you'll come away with new insights on miracles, life beyond this world, and the power of a father's love.

Kevin Malarkey is a Christian therapist with a counseling practice near Columbus. He is a graduate of the College of Wooster and The Ohio State University. He and his wife have four children (Alex, Aaron, Gracie, and Ryan) and attend a nondenominational evangelical church.

Alex Malarkey (12) is the first child in the world to have received the "Christopher Reeve surgery,' allowing him to breathe without a ventilator. He can stand in a supportive frame for an hour at a time and, with the help of a special harness, can walk on a treadmill while helpers move his legs. He believes that he will walk on his own again. He loves watching sports and cheering for his favorite teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

In addition, Kevin Malarkey will be speaking October 4 at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall of  First Christian Church, located at 6900 Market Avenue North in Canton. The event is free and open to the public. Groups of 10 or more please notify Charlotte Boyer at 330.418.5685 or email her at woblre375+foptybony+arg. A freewill offering will be taken at the church event.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330.471.8239
Cell: 330.324.2424


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