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Ghost Boy

The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body

by Martin Pistorius

eBook

2 of 11 copies available

They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years.

In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live.

Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents' marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought.

Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy's return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see a parent's resilience, the consequences of misdiagnosis, abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers, and the unthinkable duration of Martin's mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body.

We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.


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Publisher: Thomas Nelson

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781400205844
  • Release date: November 19, 2013

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781400205844
  • File size: 2630 KB
  • Release date: November 19, 2013

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781400205844
  • File size: 14264 KB
  • Release date: November 19, 2013

2 of 11 copies available

Formats

OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook
PDF eBook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS: 6.2
Interest Level: 9-12(UG)

They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years.

In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live.

Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents' marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought.

Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy's return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see a parent's resilience, the consequences of misdiagnosis, abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers, and the unthinkable duration of Martin's mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body.

We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Thomas Nelson

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781400205844
    Release date: November 19, 2013

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781400205844
    File size: 2630 KB
    Release date: November 19, 2013

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781400205844
    File size: 14264 KB
    Release date: November 19, 2013

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS: 6.2
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)