Ghost Boy Author:Martin Pistorius In January of 1998, Martin Pistorius came home from school complaining of a sore throat. He never went back. Within a year, Martin had degenerated into 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 fo... more »r 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. With unflinching candor, Martin describes the chilling details of life as a secretly lucid vegetable -- from the perversion of some who believed him to be brain dead, to the grace of those who sought recognition in his eyes.
For an age when prolonged illness and misdiagnosis are too common, Ghost Boy is the hopeful story of a discarded life awakening from passivity to action, depair to hope, captivity to freedom.« less