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The Resource Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body, Martin Pistorius

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

Label
Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body
Title
Ghost boy
Title remainder
the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body
Statement of responsibility
Martin Pistorius
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Describes the author's ten year ordeal of how, after suffering a bout of meningitis, he was thought to be in a vegetative state, and eventually, through the help of his family, regains his powers of communication and becomes independent
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10034541
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.19685/50092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ496.C67
LC item number
P57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my escape from a life locked inside my own body
Label
Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body, Martin Pistorius
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
20169394
Dimensions
  • illustrations :
  • 21 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9781400205837
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861754852
  • (OCoLC)861754852
Label
Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body, Martin Pistorius
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
20169394
Dimensions
  • illustrations :
  • 21 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9781400205837
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861754852
  • (OCoLC)861754852

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