Man Sick For 12 Years Experiences A...

Man Sick For 12 Years Experiences A Mircle

martin-pistoriusThis is an inspiring story about a young boy who got miraculously healed when the doctors saw no hope in his condition.

He was a typical boy who was born healthy and grew up healthy until at a certain age his health started to degrade without any reason at all. It was a scary time for him and the family.

The doctors couldn’t do anything until someone saw a “glimmer of hope” in the boy’s eye. It was an unexpected turnaround of things. Nobody imagined that things would turn around for this man. Let’s find out how the situation went about.

1. Young And Healthy

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This is the amazing story of Martin Pistorius. He was just like any other regular kid. He grew up in South Africa and enjoyed playing video games and electronics just like other typical boys his age.

He didn’t have any illness or felt anything unusual. He was a healthy boy and grew up healthy. His parents didn’t notice anything unusual about him at all. But suddenly his condition started to change.

2. Things Started To Change

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This was a photo of Martin and his family before he got sick. They were a happy and healthy bunch. But after he turned 12-years-old, his body started to rapidly deteriorate.

It started when he came home sick from school one day. Then he quickly lost control of his muscle movements and was not able to communicate. But what did the doctors find out?

3. Paralyzed

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The doctors guessed that he had cryptococcal meningitis, a neurodegenerative disorder, and they told his parents, that he had become a vegetable and would likely not live much longer.

The doctors also told Martin’s parents that he was completely unaware of his surroundings, and he couldn’t understand anything that was happening. He was unresponsive and couldn’t express himself either. He was virtually in a coma.

4. Difficult Days Ahead

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So Martin’s parents prepared themselves for the worst. He cared for their son at home and dropped him off at a special care center during they day while they were at work. His mom told NBC News in an interview that during one particularly difficult day she looked at Martin and said, “I hope you die.”

“I know that’s a horrible thing to say,” she said later. “I just wanted some sort of relief.”

The most difficult part for her to bear now, though, is knowing that Martin heard her say it, but he could do nothing about it.

5. Trapped Inside

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For the first few years of living in a vegetative state, Martin said that he was not aware of his surroundings. But eventually, though, he suddenly “woke up” and began to see and hear everything going on around him again.

But sadly his body didn’t change a bit. He was still trapped inside his own body for more than a decade. He was not able to speak or communicate with anyone else.

6. Ghost Boy

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Martin shared in an interview that he felt like a ghost during his vegetative stage. He was also able to learn how people really acted when they didn’t think anyone was watching.

“Everyone was so used to me not being there that they didn’t notice when I began to be present again,” Martin said. “The stark reality hit me that I was going to spend the rest of my life like that—totally alone…No one will ever show me tenderness. No one will ever love me.”

7. Signs Of Hope

martin-pistorius-and-family2Despite the difficulties Martin and his family faced his therapist noticed “a glimmer in his eye” and realized he could communicate. So Martin began to regain hope that his inner trouble would soon end.

Bit by bit as his mind got stronger and so did his body. And with a lot of hard work, he was able to regain muscle control. But he still cannot verbally speak, so he uses a computer to communicate with others, and he also uses a wheelchair.

8. Slowly Recovering

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His mind began to awaken at about the age of 16. By 19 it was fully intact. He knew who he was and where he was, and understood that he’d been robbed of a real life.

And ever since his health began to improve, he was able to start doing a few of the things he missed out on years ago, like learning to drive a specially adapted car and enrolling in college. This was something that the doctor’s never imagined.

9. Finding Love

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Ever since he started to communicate, his hope was drawn towards women. But like a moth to a flame, he was burned by their lack of interest.

It wasn’t until he met Joanna, his sister’s friend. She was a South African social worker who had settled in Britain and became friends with his sister. The two met during a family web chat in 2008 and started emailing each other since then.

Joana suggested that they meet in Britain but he was curious why she wanted to meet me. She said, “Because you’re the most honest man I’ve ever met,’ she said. ‘And because, although I’ve only known you for a few weeks, you’ve made me so happy. You make me laugh, you’re interesting and you understand what I say in a way no one else ever has before.” True love does exist.

10. Happy Ending

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After meeting up and spending time together in Britain, they couldn’t bear to be apart from each other and eventually got married.

Now Martin and his wife live their lives sharing his story and spreading a very important message: “Treat everyone with kindness, dignity, compassion, and respect whether you think they understand or not. To never underestimate the power of the mind. The importance of love and faith and to never stop dreaming.” Miracles do happen.

How amazing is Martin’s story? He is an inspiration and shares his life lessons to help others. Even when his situation was hopeless he didn’t give up. True strength can be seen during times like these.

If you’re feeling down in life, just be inspired by Martin’s story. Miracles can and still happen.

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