Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I love true stories. Something about them just makes them so much more alive to me as a reader.
This is the story of Martin. A young boy who had some sort of health issue that left him pretty much in a world of his own unable to communicate, allow him the use of his body, leaving him in a wheelchair with little understanding of what was going on around him.
He slowly starts to become aware of his surroundings more & more, while it takes those around him a while to notice. Thankfully, a nurse could sense he understood more then everyone thought & pushed to have him tested. Once they realized his brain was coming back, it was time to work on a way to communicate. The story is the way Martin was able to come back to the world & become PART of the world.
Reading what was going through his mind while no one understood was tortious to me. I can't even imagine. Having to sit, sometimes in painful condition, to listen to everything going around him & even to have horrific things happen & he having no way to tell anyone or cry for help... or to even have an opinion on what to eat or wear, the basic things. I cant even imagine.
We see that with technology, & with a lot of hard work for Martin to regain strength & the natural ability he had to deal with computers, he was able to come back into the world & talk with his family & even find love.
After hearing of some of the things he lived through, I was so glad he had a happy ending.
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