Martin Pistorius | My Way Back to Words | TEDxKC

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Trapped inside of his own body for a decade and thought to be severely brain-damaged, Martin Pistorius was actually fully aware the entire time. His story is one marked by abuse, neglect, love and despair. An expert on what people do when they think no one is looking, Martin has become well versed on human nature and self-determination.

Martin Pistorius is the author of the New York Times best-selling book "Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body."

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