Diane Odell - a woman who spent nearly 60 years with an iron lung

• Diane Odell - a woman who spent nearly 60 years with iron light

Diane Odell - American, who went down in history because of the fact that his entire life spent in the "tank". It was so called bulky apparatus for artificial respiration, which became widespread in the mid-twentieth century. Now it is difficult to imagine that in the flats hundreds of people who recover from pneumonia, there are cars, and, in fact, many of them were doomed for life to be inside the monstrous capsules.

Diane Odell - a woman who spent nearly 60 years with an iron lung Diane Odell - a woman who spent nearly 60 years with an iron lung

Ceremonial presentation of a university degree Diane Odell, 1987

Diana was only three years old when she contracted a terrible disease for those times - pneumonia. Lungs were amazed, and parents only dreamed about that at all costs to save the crumbs. Mechanical ventilation, even with the use of such a device awkward to be the only way out.

Diane Odell - a woman who spent nearly 60 years with an iron lung

In the railway cells en masse, patients were treated in the twentieth century

The girl was forced to lie on your back for long periods within those "iron lungs", and her muscles began to gradually atrophy. Minimum activity remained in the school years, Diana for a few hours a day, released from prison, and she even attended lessons. However, homework had to be done lying down, nadiktovyvaya the parents or teachers right answers. The University of Diana also received, in spite of his illness. The father, an engineer, was able to organize the broadcast of lectures, and Diana on a par with all the received knowledge. Many years later, she received a diploma of the University of Frida-Hardman.

Diane Odell - a woman who spent nearly 60 years with an iron lung

The celebration of the birth of Diana Odell

The illness did not break the optimism of Diana, with her have always been loving parents, and it did not give her to throw up. She even found herself for the occupation - dictated the book to the children for a long ten years, in which he spoke about how important it is not to lose faith in yourself and appreciate loved ones. After the publication of the book edition of "lesser light" Diana woke up famous: it started coming journalists speak about it in the press and on television. Chained to "tank" the woman told me earnestly, her life is full of interesting events and meetings.

Diane Odell - a woman who spent nearly 60 years with an iron lung

The celebration of the birth of Diana Odell

The illness did not break the optimism of Diana, with her have always been loving parents, and it did not give her to throw up. She even found herself for the occupation - dictated the book to the children for a long ten years, in which he spoke about how important it is not to lose faith in yourself and appreciate loved ones. After the publication of the book edition of "lesser light" Diana woke up famous: it started coming journalists speak about it in the press and on television. Chained to "tank" the woman told me earnestly, her life is full of interesting events and meetings.

Diane Odell - a woman who spent nearly 60 years with an iron lung

Diane Odell died in 2008 during a power outage