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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
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pistorius, Martin
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/subjectName
  • Pistorius, Martin
  • Communicative disorders in children
  • Mutism
  • Communicative disorders
  • Communication devices for people with disabilities
Label
Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body, Martin Pistorius
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Counting Time -- 2.The Deep -- 3.Coming Up for Air -- 4.The Box -- 5.Virna -- 6.Awakening -- 7.My Parents -- 8.Changes -- 9.The Beginning and the End -- 10.Day by Day -- 11.The Wretch -- 12.Life and Death -- 13.My Mother -- 14.Other Worlds -- 15.Fried Egg -- 16.I Tell a Secret -- 17.The Bite -- 18.The Furies -- 19.Peacock Feathers -- 20.Daring to Dream -- 21.Secrets -- 22.Out of the Cocoon -- 23.An Offer I Can't Refuse -- 24.A Leap Forward -- 25.Standing in the Sea -- 26.She Returns -- 27.The Party -- 28.Henk and Arrietta -- 29.The Healer -- 30.Escaping the Cage -- 31.The Speech -- 32.A New World -- 33.The Laptop -- 34.The Counselor -- 35.Memories -- 36.Lurking in Plain Sight -- 37.Fantasies -- 38.A New Friend -- 39.Will He Ever Learn? -- 40.GD and Mimi -- 41.Loving Life and Living Love -- 42.Worlds Collide -- 43.Strangers -- 44.Everything Changes -- 45.Meeting Mickey? -- 46.The Real Me -- 47.A Lion's Heart -- 48.I Tell Her --
  • Contents note continued: 49.Sugar and Salt -- 50.Falling -- 51.Climbing -- 52.The Ticket -- 53.Coming Home -- 54.Together -- 55.I Can't Choose -- 56.Fred and Ginger -- 57.Leaving -- 58.A Fork in the Road -- 59.Confessions -- 60.Up, Up, and Away -- 61.Saying Goodbye -- 62.Letting Go -- 63.A New Life -- 64.Waiting
Control code
1589203
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages ;
Isbn
9781400205837
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations :
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1589203
  • (OCoLC)861754852
Label
Ghost boy : the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body, Martin Pistorius
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Counting Time -- 2.The Deep -- 3.Coming Up for Air -- 4.The Box -- 5.Virna -- 6.Awakening -- 7.My Parents -- 8.Changes -- 9.The Beginning and the End -- 10.Day by Day -- 11.The Wretch -- 12.Life and Death -- 13.My Mother -- 14.Other Worlds -- 15.Fried Egg -- 16.I Tell a Secret -- 17.The Bite -- 18.The Furies -- 19.Peacock Feathers -- 20.Daring to Dream -- 21.Secrets -- 22.Out of the Cocoon -- 23.An Offer I Can't Refuse -- 24.A Leap Forward -- 25.Standing in the Sea -- 26.She Returns -- 27.The Party -- 28.Henk and Arrietta -- 29.The Healer -- 30.Escaping the Cage -- 31.The Speech -- 32.A New World -- 33.The Laptop -- 34.The Counselor -- 35.Memories -- 36.Lurking in Plain Sight -- 37.Fantasies -- 38.A New Friend -- 39.Will He Ever Learn? -- 40.GD and Mimi -- 41.Loving Life and Living Love -- 42.Worlds Collide -- 43.Strangers -- 44.Everything Changes -- 45.Meeting Mickey? -- 46.The Real Me -- 47.A Lion's Heart -- 48.I Tell Her --
  • Contents note continued: 49.Sugar and Salt -- 50.Falling -- 51.Climbing -- 52.The Ticket -- 53.Coming Home -- 54.Together -- 55.I Can't Choose -- 56.Fred and Ginger -- 57.Leaving -- 58.A Fork in the Road -- 59.Confessions -- 60.Up, Up, and Away -- 61.Saying Goodbye -- 62.Letting Go -- 63.A New Life -- 64.Waiting
Control code
1589203
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages ;
Isbn
9781400205837
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations :
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1589203
  • (OCoLC)861754852

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