Ghost boy: the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body

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Thomas Nelson
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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, and a new love kindled.
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9781400205837
9780718042592
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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, and a new love kindled.
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Communicative disorders -- Patients -- Education
Communicative disorders in children -- Patients -- South Africa -- Biography
Electronic books
Mutism -- Anecdotes
Pistorius, Martin -- Health
Pistorius, Martin, -- 1975- -- Health
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Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body
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Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body / Martin Pistorius
Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body [electronic resource] / Martin Pistorius
Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body [electronic resource] / Simon Bubb
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Ghost boy
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the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body
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Communication devices for people with disabilities
Communicative disorders
Communicative disorders in children
Education
Electronic books
Health
Mutism
Patients
Pistorius, Martin

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