While growing up, 12 year old Martin Pistorius came home from school with a sore throat – not much to worry about or so his parents thought. But his body suddenly weakened and he could not walk, talk, or eat on his own. Doctors told his mother he was permanently brain-dead, and that Martin now had the intelligence of a 3-month-old infant.
But what his parents didn’t know that was four years into his illness, Martin woke up. He was completely aware of everything around him, but his physical state did not change. He still could not move, walk, or talk. People would reveal their most intimate secrets right in front of him.
But the most heartbreaking moment was when Martin heard his own mother wish he was dead.
Over a decade later, his physical therapist suddenly noticed a change in Martin’s body. The doctors were able to communicate with him. That’s when he called his mother over…
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