On a cold April day, Ben Hylden tried on his suit coat for the upcoming school prom, then sped toward nearby Park River, ND, for an appointment. Running late and driving too fast, he lost control of his car on ice, flipped the car and was thrown out of the passenger door- plunging face-first into an icy field. Ben's face and body were crushed, along with his dreams of being a basketball star. As his battered body lay in the field, Ben's life seemed to be coming to an end. However, it turned out to only be the beginning of a remarkable journey of faith that showed him glimpses of life beyond this world, and gave him a new perspective on what matters most.
My name is Benjamin Hylden and I am from Park River, North Dakota where I grew up on a dairy farm. I am 26 years old, but at the age of 16, I was in a near-death car accident, which brought me on an amazing spiritual journey of faith and recovery. Seven years later, I released my book, Finding Faith in the Field, to share the miracles, events, and experiences that changed my life and inspired me to write a book; and pursue a career in motivational speaking. Recently, I have also founded a clothing brand called 'Purified.' Overall, I want to live my life to the very fullest in every aspect and help as many people as I can along the way.