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'Miracles From Heaven' mom on faith, illness and Jennifer Garner
Christy Beam, the real mom behind "Miracles from Heaven," shared how truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, what not to say to those struggling with illness and what it’s like to have Jennifer Garner play you in a movie.
Every so often, acting translates into real life. Actress Jennifer Garner is the latest example of the power of film after rediscovering her faith while starring in a faith-based movie. Based on a true story, the upcoming film Miracles from Heaven stars 43-year-old Garner as Christy Beam, a mother who fought for the life of her young daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) after she was diagnosed with a terminal digestive disorder.