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Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body / Martin Pistorius.

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  • 32 of 34 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B PISTORI PIS (Text) 34207001906768 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch 921 PIS PIS (Text) 34207001929513 Adult Non-fiction Biographies Available -
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron B PIS (Text) 75253000049394 Adult Non-fiction Available -
Barton Rees Pogue Mem. PL - Upland 362.196 PB (Text) 76277000037488 NonFiction Available -
Boswell Grant Twp PL - Boswell YA B PIS (Text) 38144000339780 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville 921 (Text) 78321000024166 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 362.196 PIS (Text) 33187003985773 Nonfiction Available -
Hartford City PL - Hartford City 362.196 P (Text) 76051000167355 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch BIOGRAPHY PISTORIUS, MARTIN MEMOIR (Text) 37516002010429 AdultNF Biography Available -
Kendallville PL - Limberlost Branch BIOGRAPHY PISTORIUS, MARTIN MEMOIR (Text) 37516002010824 AdultNF Biography Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781400205837 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1400205832 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xi, 276 pages ; illustrations : 21 cm
  • Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2013]

Content descriptions

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Counting time -- The deep -- Coming up for air -- The box -- Virna -- Awakening -- My parents -- Changes -- The beginning and the end -- Day by day -- The wretch -- Life and death -- My mother -- Other worlds -- Fried egg -- I tell a secret -- The bite -- The furies -- Peacock feathers -- Daring to dream -- Secrets -- Out of the cocoon -- An offer I can't refuse -- A leap forward -- Standing in the sea -- She returns -- The party -- Henk and Arrietta -- The healer -- Escaping the cage -- The speech -- A new world -- The laptop -- The counselor -- Memories -- Lurking in plain sight -- Fantasies -- A new friend -- Will he ever learn? -- GD and Mimi -- Loving life and livinglLove -- Worlds collide -- Strangers -- Everything changes -- Meeting Mickey? -- The real me -- A lion's heart -- I tell her -- Sugar and salt -- Falling -- Climbing -- The ticket -- Coming home -- Together -- I can't choose -- Fred and Ginger -- Leaving -- A fork in the road -- Confessions -- Up, up, and Away -- Saying goodbye -- Letting go -- A new life -- Waiting.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Pistorius, Martin, 1975- > Health.
Communicative disorders in children > Patients > South Africa > Biography.
Mutism > Anecdotes.
Communicative disorders > Patients > Education.
Communication devices for people with disabilities.

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