TRAGIC and SAD–A HEAVEN TO HELL STORY: Alex Malarkey of “THE BOY WHO CAME BACK FROM HEAVEN” Book Fame and Infamy and Mother, Beth Malarkey, Face Eviction From House Today, October 1st, After Husband, Kevin Malarkey, Evicts. Though the story doesn’t get into it, for background sake, after Alex was paralyzed from a car accident, his father (The one evicting them in the story) wrote a popular book about it called THE BOY WHO CAME BACK FROM HEAVEN. It was all made up, and Alex and his mom, Beth, recanted and retracted it.
(Bellefontaine Examiner) A Huntsville mother and son pair have traversed many difficult roads together and have achieved major milestones through hard work and dedication and holding tight to their steadfast faith.
Alex Malarkey, now age 24, was paralyzed in a car crash Nov. 11, 2004, when he was 6 years old on State Route 47 near County Road 9, just days after his family had moved to the Logan County area. While the coroner was called to the scene and first responders initially thought Alex was dead, he survived a high spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury and spent about two months at then Columbus Children’s Hospital in a coma.
While adjusting to life with quadriplegia, Alex would become the first child to undergo the Christopher Reeve surgery in 2009 to have a diaphragm pacing system installed to enable him to spend time off the ventilator.
A few years later, Alex would enter high school at Indian Lake Schools. His mother, Beth accompanied him to classes each day at school. The duo rose very early each day and spent several hours just to get ready for school.
Their efforts paid off in a big way when Alex was named one of the valedictorians at Indian Lake High School graduating in the Class of 2016.
Now Alex and Beth are a facing monumental challenge, with legal proceedings stating they are to vacate their County Road 57 home near Huntsville by midnight Saturday, Oct. 1.