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

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
Title
Ghost boy:
Title remainder
The miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body
Statement of responsibility
Martin Pistorius and Megan Lloyd Davies
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
Summary
Describes the author's ten year ordeal of how, after suffering a bout of meningitis, he was thought to be in a vegetative state, and eventually, through the help of his family, regains his powers of communication and becomes independent
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10034541
Cataloging source
DLC
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1975-
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Pistorius, Martin
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Biography
  • Anecdotes
  • Autobiographies
Target audience
adult
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my escape from a life locked inside my own body
Label
Ghost boy: : The miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body
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Publication
Contents
Nonfiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
  • Hard cover ed.
  • Large Print
Extent
328
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628996487
Physical substance
Hardback
Label
Ghost boy: : The miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body
Publication
Contents
Nonfiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
  • Hard cover ed.
  • Large Print
Extent
328
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628996487
Physical substance
Hardback

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