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Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body for 12 Years

By: Martin Pistorius
Published: ©2013
Pages: 276
Total Copies: 15
Genre:  Nonfiction | Health & Medicine

Description: In January of 1988, Martin Pistorius came home from school complaining of a sore throat. He never went back. Within a year, Martin had degenerated in to a mute quadriplegic. By his 14th birthday he was a hollow shell, unseeing and unknowing; he spent his days at a care center, sitting blankly in front of the television while his family waited for him to die. And then his mind came up for air. For an unimaginable ten years, Martin would be completely conscious while trapped inside his unresponsive body, secretly aware of everything happening around him and utterly powerless to communicate it. Ghost Boy is Martin’s story, as written – shockingly and triumphantly – by Martin himself.

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