Man Who Survived 12 Years Trapped In His Body Woke Up To Tell A Remarkable Story

A man recalls years awake but trapped in unresponsive body after succumbing to a mysterious illness when he was 12. He stayed in a vegetative state for more than a decade but lived to tell the tale.


We’ve all heard the phrase “trapped inside our own head,” but for most of us, that’s a figurative term we use when we can’t stop thinking about something. Martin Pistorius, however, had that experience in the most real and terrifying way imaginable.

For 12 years.

What would you do if you were locked in your body, your brain intact but with no way to communicate? How do you survive emotionally when you are invisible to everyone you know and love?

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