Neuroscientist Sees 'Proof of Heaven'
It's dinnertime at the Alexander home, in Lynchburg, Va.
Holley Alexander is serving chicken curry, 14-year-old Bond is hungry after soccer and the dad, Dr. Eben Alexander, leads the family in prayer.
In this home, saying grace is different these days. This family has been touched by a medical miracle — and maybe more.
"It was impossible after impossible after impossible that all these things happened," Alexander said in an interview with Nightline co-anchor Terry Moran.
Alexander, a Harvard neurosurgeon, nearly died four years ago when a ferocious E. coli meningitis infection attacked his brain and plunged him deep into a week-long coma. Brain scans showed his entire cortex — the parts of the brain that give us consciousness, thought, memory and understanding — was not functioning. Doctors gave him little chance to live and told his family that if he did survive he'd probably be brain-damaged for the rest of his life.Continue reading at www.770kob.com