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HEART Christian newspaper | 20 October 2020

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Martin Pistorius Archives - HEART Christian newspaper

Trapped in his own body for 12 years – the boy who could see and hear everything

3 February 2016 |

Martin Pistorius was in a ‘vegetative state’ due to illness for 12 years. His parents were told to take him home and keep him comfortable until he died. But he did not die – “Martin just kept on going” says his mum. Nor were his parents tempted to turn off the life support system.

Two years into his illness he began to see and hear everything. “My mind was trapped inside a useless body, my arms and legs weren’t mine to control and my voice was mute.  I couldn’t make a sign or sounds to let anyone know I’d become aware again. I was invisible – the ghost boy,” says Martin. Read More

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