Martin Pistorious fell into a mysterious coma when he was a vibrant 12-year-old boy in the 1980s. He found himself locked inside his own body – unable to speak, make eye contact or even move his own limbs.
Martin’s doctors told his parents, Rodney and Joan Pistorious, that the boy had cryptococci meningitis. They said Martin should be taken home to die in peace. But Martin would live 12 years in that vegetative state.
“ . . . I was there, not from the very beginning, but about two years into my vegetative state, I began to wake up,” Martin recalls. “I was aware of everything, just like any normal person. Everyone was so used to me not being there that they didn’t notice when I began to be present again. The stark reality hit me that I was going to spend the rest of my life like that – totally alone” . . .
Now Martin, 39, is in full control of his body. He’s married and lives a normal life in Harlow, England. (Read more about “Man Awakes from Coma” HERE)