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Ghost Boy -

Ghost Boy

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

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In January 1988, aged twelve, Martin Pistorius fell inexplicably sick. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound, being cared for at centres for severely disabled children. What no-one knew is that while Martin's body remained unresponsive, his mind slowly woke up, yet he could tell no-one, a prisoner inside his own body. During this time, he suffered abuse of a kind that is barely imaginable, yet still he kept the spirit of hope alive. It wasn't until he was twenty-three that a gentle therapist realised he was alert to everything and, along with his parents, assisted his road to recovery. Since then, against all odds, he has fallen in love, married, and now runs a thriving web design business. Martin's extraordinary story is a deeply moving account of the power of love.

Product code: 9781471151002

ISBN 9781471151002
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW130
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
No. Of Pages 304
Compelling memoir of a young man who emerged from the darkness of being locked into his body after doctors had given up on him