Annabel Beam was only six when doctors said she suffered an incurable disease that left her unable to digest food and in constant distress.
“It was just awful,” the girl, now 13, told INSIDE EDITION. “Every day, I would always be hurting.”
Her young life is now the subject of Jennifer Garner’s last film, “Miracles from Heaven,” in which the actress plays Christy Beam, Annabel’s mom.
In 2011, she fell 30 feet, head-first, inside a hollowed out cottonwood tree.
She was trapped for hours inside the trunk.
And during that time, she says, “I went to heaven. I sat on Jesus’ lap and he told me, ‘Annabel, when the firefighters get you out, there will be nothing wrong with you.”
It didn’t take long for her mother to notice a change.
Annabel didn’t ask for pain pills as often as she did before.
A trip to the gastroenterologist showed Anabel was no longer ill.
“She was cured,” her mother said. “Absolutely, I believe it was a miracle.”