Todd and Sonja Burpo are the parents of Cassie and Colton Burpo. The Burpo family live in a nice little home in their hometown Imperial, Nebraska. Todd had a feel health problems at an early age, but Todd and Sonja had a pretty normal life when their first born Cassie arrived. They loved her and cared for her, and then they started to plan for another baby. When Sonja was pregnant with their second baby, the baby could not survive and they lost her. They were very devastated, but soon planned for another baby. When Cassie was 3 years old, Colton Burpo was born. He was a healthy baby boy. The Burpo family was happy to have a new family member, making it a family of four. When Colton was 3 years old and Cassie was 6, the Burpo family decided to take a trip, and they did n0t know this trip was going to change their lives. Colton got very ill as his appendix exploded, and he had to have surgery. While he was in surgery, his life changed as he went up to heaven for 3 minutes. He learned things about the bible that any other child would not know yet. He talked to Jesus and learned from Jesus. Even said he met his sister that did not survive. Colton told his parent all the stories he learned, and their lives changed drastically. They were memorized and moved by these stories, and they could not believe such a thing could happen. Every once in a while Todd or Sonja would ask Colton a question about heaven, and he would answer. This kept going for a couple of years. When Colton was 6 years old, the Burpo family had a new member added to the family. They had a little boy named Colby. Every one was healthy and they family was stronger than ever.