WOW! After 12 Years In ‘Vegetative State’ Man Wakes Up And Tells THIS Incredible Story!

WOW! After 12 Years In ‘Vegetative State’ Man Wakes Up And Tells THIS Incredible Story!

Some people need a little perspective in life, and Martin Pistorious can provide that for you. If you think you’re having a bad day, I bet he can top it.


From QPolitical:

When Martin Pistorious was 12-years-old he became very ill and doctor’s diagnosed him with Cryptococci Meningitis.

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As time went on he became more and more sick. Eventually Martin lost the ability to move, make eye contact and even speak. The doctors told his parents to take him home as he would eventually die. They also said he was a s good as a ‘vegetable”.

Miraculously he did not die. He lived in that state for a very long time, but something happened that shocked everyone.

NPR news says:

For twelve years, Martin’s family cared for him without any sign that he was improving. Joan started to despair and even told her son, “I hope you die.”
Today she acknowledges that was a horrible thing to say but says she just wanted some sort of relief. Remarkably, now Martin is 39-years-old and says he was totally aware of everything going on around him.

But eventually things began to change

Martin said, “Yes, I was there, not from the very beginning, but about two years into my vegetative state, I began to wake up. 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.”

That feeling of alone overwhelmed him and it got worse when his mother starting saying harsh things about him.

Unfortunately, Martin was even aware of his mother’s harsh words and began believing that no one would ever love him. He said, “You don’t really think about anything. You simply exist. It’s a very dark place to find yourself because, in a sense, you are allowing yourself to vanish.”

Martin spent most of those days at a care center where his caregivers played Barney reruns over and over again. They did this because they believed he was a vegetable too. He said, “I cannot even express to you how much I hated Barney.”

But then one day things started to take a dramatic turn for the better.

Martin became frustrated with being trapped in his own body and started to try and take control of his life. He learned to tell time by the rising and setting of the sun and would reframe even the ugliest of thoughts that haunted him like his mother’s wish for him to die.

In a miraculous change, Martin woke up from his coma and managed to gain full control of his body. Today he is married and loving life.

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