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NO IRON LUNG
The following is from Robert Schuller’s book Move Ahead With Possibility Thinking, (pp. 39, 40): A polio victim who required an iron lung to breathe learned to breathe without it — even though every muscle below his Adam’s apple is paralyzed. Karl Dewayne Sudekum has learned to breathe like a frog. In 1953 while Karl was a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, he contracted polio. For six years he could breathe only in an iron lung or on a tilt bed. Then he got mad — really angry. He decided he would breathe. He stopped the rocking motion of his bed and remembered how he used to breathe like a frog as a young boy in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a trick almost all kids knew. He would take air with his tongue and force it down his windpipe. When he exhaled, his lungs let out the air like a deflating balloon. He’s been breathing this way ever since. “Science‚Ķ

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