In 1999, orthopedic surgeon, wife, and mother, Dr. Mary Neal embarked on a South American adventure - a kayaking expedition in Chile. Through a series of events, Dr.Neal's kayak slipped over a waterfall and became lodged deep under the water. Despite the efforts of her companions, she remained under water for too long and drowned. 'To Heaven and Back' is Dr. Neal's true story, her experience in heaven, encounters with angels, and her return to life. It's also the story of her relationship with her son, whose spiritual journey paralleled her own. Most of all, it's an account of Dr. Neal's newfound awareness of God in her life, her real and close relationship with Jesus, and a spiritual walk enhanced by her experience of heaven.