Those are the words Joan Pistorius recalled saying to her son Martin, who she believed to be a complete vegetable, the victim of a mysterious illness that struck just before his teens. He was as good as dead, doctors told her. He just wouldn't die.
But Martin heard her. Martin heard everything because he wasn't unconscious as medical professionals believed him to be, but very much awake, trapped in a living nightmare that went on and on for over a decade, reports People.com.