Chris Rusanowsky

Photojournalist
   
The Iron Lung
Location: North Lake, Texas
Nationality: American
Biography: Chris Rusanowsky is a talented photojournalist known for his captivating images of American culture and politics. Born in the United States, Chris has lived in several states and has traveled to numerous countries, giving him a unique perspective... MORE
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The Iron Lung
Copyright Chris Rusanowsky 2024
Updated Dec 2023
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Summary
Paul Alexander, a 77-year-old resident of Dallas, Texas, has faced the challenges of living with polio since the age of six. Throughout his entire life, he has relied on the Iron Lung, a medical device that has become his constant companion. Despite the availability of newer technologies, Paul expresses a preference for the Iron Lung, citing its comfort as a key factor.
Paul Alexander, a 77-year-old resident of Dallas, Texas, has faced the challenges of living with polio since the age of six. Throughout his entire life, he has relied on the Iron Lung, a medical device that has become his constant companion. Despite the availability of newer technologies, Paul expresses a preference for the Iron Lung, citing its comfort as a key factor.

Paul's journey has been marked by resilience and determination, serving as an inspiration to many. Despite the constraints imposed by his condition, he achieved a significant milestone by graduating from Law School at UNT. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Paul authored a book detailing his experiences using a keyboard and a stick.

While Paul's life may appear confined and filled with obstacles, he emphasizes the crucial role played by friends and family in supporting him. With their assistance and his indomitable spirit, Paul continues to accomplish remarkable feats, demonstrating the power of determination and the human spirit in overcoming challenges.
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