Life in the "tank": a woman has spent almost 60 years in the lung

American Diana Odell was barely three years old when she was in trouble. Virus polio struck a light, and she could no longer breathe on their own. To modern ventilators was far away, and the pinnacle of medical progress in the 50 years was frightening devices that are popularly called "tanks".

Diana spent in a "tank" for nearly 60 years. While it was not an existence, and a bright, eventful life. Broke her ridiculous tragedy...

Life in the "tank": a woman has spent almost 60 years in the lung

Before the age of 20, Diane had the opportunity to spend two or three hours a day outside of the machine. It was briefly released from prison, and she attended school lessons and hanging out with friends. But due to the fact that the girl had to spend hours lying still on her back, the muscles over time, completely lost activity, and even on the temporary freedom had forgotten.

Life in the "tank": a woman has spent almost 60 years in the lung

Young Diana on one of the rare trips.

After finishing school, Diana in absentia passed the entrance exams to the University. Father, who worked as an engineer, managed to arrange for her audio lectures. Written work she dictated parents.

Life in the "tank": a woman has spent almost 60 years in the lung

Parents hoped that the development of technology will allow her to get out of the "tank", but when finally there is a compact portable camera, you poor thing will not go too much had a deformed spine.

Life in the "tank": a woman has spent almost 60 years in the lung

Diana, however, was not discouraged. In 1991, she began writing the book, or rather, his father wrote down her words. It took ten years for the completion of the children's novel "Less light", which tells about how it is important not to lose faith in yourself and appreciate the loved ones.

Life in the "tank": a woman has spent almost 60 years in the lung

After the book Diana became a local celebrity. Visited her even Vice President al Gore. The patient never complained of the fate and assured that her life is full of bright moments.

Life in the "tank": a woman has spent almost 60 years in the lung

Diana died in 2008 at the age of 58 due to a tragic accident in the house lost electricity. Before parents twice managed to save her daughter, shaking his respirator to manually turn on the projector, but this time attempts were in vain.

Life in the "tank": a woman has spent almost 60 years in the lung

Keywords: USA | Health and medicine | Women | Illness | Life | Tanks

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