Life after death is something that is pondered by everyone, and few have had a chance to experience it.
A young 8-year-old boy named Landon Whitley has an amazing story to tell with his near-death experience memories.
After suffering through a horrific car crash, and being medically dead and revived three separate times, Landon claims he clearly remembers seeing heaven, Jesus, angels, and all the things commonly described in the Bible.
The accident occurred as Landon and his parents, Julie and Andy, headed home from church. An ambulance, on its way back to the station, t-boned their car in an intersection.
Landon’s father, Andy, died instantly. His mom, Julie, was seriously injured, but rescuers were able to get her stabilized at the scene. Landon, who was sitting behind his father, was another story.
Because of the severe damage done to the driver’s side of the car, rescuers didn’t realize there was a third passenger right away. It wasn’t until they saw Landon’s shoe that they started searching for his body.
By the time they pulled him out, Landon wasn’t breathing.
Rescuers went to work right away on Landon. The boy died 3 times total as medical staff fought to stabilize him. Once they succeeded in keeping him alive, doctors still didn’t have much hope for the little boy.
“They told me that if he lived. . . he would be like an 8-year-old baby. That he would not know how to walk or talk or to eat because of all the brain damage,” Julie recalled. “I was so desperate that that was okay. I would take that just to have him. He was all that I had.”
Landon vividly recalls each time he died, saying he recalls seeing “streets of gold,” his then-dead father, and he also met two other family members he had never known about.
Due to the accident, Landon now has 23 metal plates in his head and is unable to see out of his left eye, according to Fox News.
Landon hopes that his experience will allow others to have faith and believe that God is real.
“I just want people to realize that Jesus is real, there is a heaven, there are angels, and to follow his word and the bible, and life does get better at the end.”
Inspired by Landon, Julie wrote a book about the whole experience and it is titled “Faith Has Its Reasons.” Now, both Landon and Julie help others who are suffering from grief.
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