W hen a child is sent to a care home, the parents expect that the staff would provide the best assistance and concern for the child. But sometimes, things are not what they seem to be. This is the hearbreaking story of how Martin Pistorius lived for 12 years, unable to communicate with anyone. Read it below.
As early as the age of 12, Martin Pistorius began to be in a coma-like state because of an unknown illness.
First, Martin began having an awful sore throat. Next, he started sleeping for a longer amount of time each day. Eventually, he was unable to move.
As a boy from South Africa who stayed at a care home, Martin Pistorius was sadly abused physically and sexually.
Thankfully, Martin Pistorius began to have consciousness again by the age of 16. When he turned 19, his mind became fully normal. Still, he could not communicate with others.
Whenever he was being taken by his parents to the care home, he becomes terrified. Sadly, he had no ability to speak for twelve years so he simply suffered.
When he reached 25, he was finally fully conscious again. In addition, Martin immediately told his parents about the physical and sexual abuse.
However, the staff of the care home denied that they abused him. They also did nothing regarding the case.
Even now, Martin Pistorius still gets nightmares and vivid recollections of his awful experience at the care home.
Martin now has a loving partner she met through the internet. Her name is Joanne and she is a social worker.
Thankfully, Martin Pistorius is slowly but surely enjoying life again with his wonderful wife. Martin and Joanne got married in 2009.