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  • Breath: A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung: A Memoir | Martha Mason

    Breath: A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Martha Mason
    • Narrated By Catherine Byers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Some might wonder how Martha could have clung to hope at all. In 1948, on the day of the funeral of her adored older brother, Gaston, a quick victim of the great polio epidemic, Martha was struck with the same dreaded disease. After a year in polio hospitals, she was sent back to her home in the village of Lattimore in the cotton-growing hills of western North Carolina. She was completely paralyzed, with only her head protruding from an 800-pound yellow metal cylinder that breathed for her.

    sharon says: "What an amazing story"
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