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Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body

By Martin Pistorius
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.49 Stars

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On 1/26 Inspiring Momma wrote: This story is heart wrenching. You want to jump in and hug the characters. It is refreshing and heart warming at the same time. Realizing anything is possible. This is a must read! Martin Pistorius was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1975. An unknown illness at the age of twelve left him wheelchair ... A must read!

Inspiring Momma's Rating:

5 Stars

On 10/16 Stephanie Ward wrote: Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own BodyAuthor: Martin PistoriusGenre: Memoir/BiographyRelease Date: November 12, 2013Publisher: Thomas Nelson PublishersDescription:They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years.In ... Review: Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius

Stephanie's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/31 Langleylove wrote: In 1988, Martin's life would start to change forever. At 12 years old, he came home from school, complaining of a sore throat and that would be one of the last things he said before unexplained symptoms took his body captive and he lost his voice. In less than 2 years, Martin was wheelchair bound, couldn't ... An AMAZING story!!!

Langleylove's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/12 Kevin wrote: 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 a memoir written by Martin after he learned how to communicate again. His story is ... Ghost Boy

Kevin's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/7 Mary Stewart Anthony wrote: Ghost Boy”, by Martin Pistorius, with Megan Lloyd Davies, Nelson Books, 2013. Thank God for Martin’s parents who overcame deep personal despair in living with a child who had suddenly disappeared from sight. They had ostensibly lost all contact; his “ghost image” lay on the bed, unblinking, ... When the Milk of Human Kindness Fails

Mary Stewart Anthony's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/4 Theresa C Shell wrote: At twelve, Martin contracted an illness that left him debilitated--unable to speak, move, or thrive on his own. His family continued to care for him, but did not realize he was aware of his surroundings. Then a care-giver changed his life by treating him like a person, believing in him, and helping him ... Touching Perspective

Theresa C Shell's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/30 Sally Matheny wrote: Most of us can’t begin to grasp what it’s like to have no physical control of our bodies. Nor can we fully comprehend the horror and painful realities someone, with a fully intact mind, experiences encased in one of these silent shells. For someone who went fourteen years unable to express his emotions, ... Faith, Hope, and Love: A Book Review of Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

Sally Matheny's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/13 Blessedmomfxs wrote: When I signed up to review Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius, I expected to read a book about the medical condition that caused a boy to be “trapped inside his own body.” In actuality, the book talks little about the condition that resulted in Martin being in a vegetative state. Instead, it chronicled ... Brave and Strong

Blessedmomfxs' Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/13 Jules29 wrote: This book is a must read! It is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. Against all odds, Martin Pistorius overcame being locked inside his own body after ten years as a mute quadriplegic after an unknown illness. He went from being a normal ten year old boy, to being a “hollow shell”, ... A Must Read!

Jules29's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/8 Terri Grothe wrote: Martin Pistorius was an active little boy, until the day his body began to inexplicably deteriorate. Within 18 months, Martin was completely non-responsive, spending his days strapped into his wheelchair, staring into nothingness. Martin provides us with such an immense insight into the value of ... Ghost Boy- Review

Terri Grothe 's Rating:

5 Stars