Newsletter Vol 1 #1 2016
Adoley Recommends: Ghost Boy a memoir by Martin Pistorius
Have you ever have those times when life’s “a perfect storm” with so many challenges happening at the same time it feels like it would take a miracle to shift it all? I sure have.
You can get so stuck in your head and your “stuff” that getting out of your own way seems impossible.
I just read a miraculous true story this weekend that really touched me – Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius. His story will restore your belief in miracles and blast through any “impossibility” thinking. It also makes you question many of your own assumptions.
Martin Pistorius was left in a coma at age 12 by a mystery illness. Within 18 months he was mute and wheelchair bound. Doctors were mystified. They told Martin’s parents that an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live.
The stress of taking care of Martin along with his brother and sister shook his parents’ marriage and their family to the core. Martin was moved to a care center for severely disabled children where he was abused and sexually assaulted.
Then at 16, Martin began to regain consciousness. He found himself “a ghost boy”, alive, yet trapped inside a lifeless body unable to communicate for 8 more years.
How many of you in similar circumstances, would have given up all hope and lost all faith in a loving Universe?
Amazingly, despite many setbacks and heartache, Martin did not.
A series of miracles beginning with a perceptive therapist who realized he was mentally alert began his path to recovery. Slowly, he regained some control of his head and arms, and began to use a computer to write messages and operate a synthetic voice. Martin began to catch up on his education and discovered a talent for computers.
He met and fell in love with his wife Joanne, a social worker on the Internet. A visit to meet her in England led to marriage.
Martin went on to get a degree in Computer Science and now runs his own business as a computer consultant. His miraculous recovery and remarkable capacity to love and forgive has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to believe in miracles.
I’d love to hear what you think of Martin’s story.