He Was Trapped in a Coma For a Decade. But When He Finally Spoke, He Told Them a Terrible Secret

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Image: Martin Pistorius
Image: Martin Pistorius

One can only imagine the happiness and relief the parents of Martin Pistorius felt as he emerged from the coma that had trapped him for over a decade. However, it was to be a short-lived celebration, for Pistorius had something amazing to tell them.

Image: Martin Pistorius
Image: Martin Pistorius

The story started, though, in 1988. At this time, Pistorius was just a happy and healthy kid enjoying his childhood in South Africa. Indeed, no one could have predicted what was about to happen to him – or how it would change his life.

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Image: Martin Pistorius
Image: Martin Pistorius

One day in January, Pistorius returned home from school feeling unwell. His scratchy throat, however, would soon develop into an illness so crippling that he’d never see his classroom again.

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