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MP
05-28-2008, 10:42 PM
Odell, 61, died Wednesday when a power failure shut off electricity to the tube and stopped the pump drawing air into her lungs.

For almost 60 years, Dianne Odell lived inside a 7-foot-long metal tube, unable to breathe outside it but determined not to let it destroy her spirit.


it's a tough read.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/28/iron.lung.death.ap/index.html

JerseyGTO
05-28-2008, 11:20 PM
I um um...Fuck I got nothin...Dont know what you can say about that

StuartD
05-28-2008, 11:28 PM
Good on her and good on her family.
She's an inspiration, to be sure.

It's tragic that she went that way after so long though. But it's great that the media picked it up and tells us of what kind of person she was. Her memory will live on in her friends and family and those that read/hear about her.

Angel
05-28-2008, 11:34 PM
How devastating, I can't begin to imagine :(

PMC
05-29-2008, 12:04 AM
fuck that is really sad :(

AbulletAway
05-29-2008, 12:08 AM
Wow that is sad. 60 years inside a lung? No sex? No roller coasters? Almost no human contact. I guess I could deal if I had an unlimited supply of TV shows I want on DVD and some Cheesy Poofs.

camalot
05-29-2008, 12:14 AM
The cheesy poofs would make it well worth it. But seriously, That's a fucked up way to go. I'll bet her family is going to look into ways to sue the power company for her death.

Panky
05-29-2008, 12:57 AM
There is a movie called the The Prize Winner of Defiance, where one of the characters was in one of those tubes. That was the first I had ever seen one.

It is truly amazing what the human mind and body can endure.

XxXotic
05-29-2008, 01:37 AM
that's insane, i don't think i'd want to or even be able to do it

яochard
05-29-2008, 02:08 AM
What a way to go huh?

Mr. Goat
05-29-2008, 02:15 AM
Bizzare to think 60+ years and what kills her is a power outtage!

born2blog
05-29-2008, 02:28 AM
Bizzare to think 60+ years and what kills her is a power outtage!

sorta ironic!!

the Shemp
05-29-2008, 03:49 AM
those iron lungs were very common when i was a little kid ..once they
they got the polio vaccine figured out, they lined up all the kids in the country and injected us asap...

voanoa
05-29-2008, 05:36 AM
That is so fuck up but that is also great spirit, i wonder how she survive all this years.

Tim
05-29-2008, 09:03 AM
Horrible :(

DarkWeb
05-29-2008, 09:25 AM
Oh man, that is sad

Cyndalie
05-29-2008, 09:43 AM
What a way to live :(

She should be a reminder to all these new parents that are anti-vaccinating, saying polio is wiped out and not a threat to their children and such. Makes you realize the people that suffered and the strides that were made to make sure it has been almost wiped out, let's keep it that way.

Footman
05-29-2008, 10:01 AM
She should be a reminder to all these new parents that are anti-vaccinating, saying polio is wiped out and not a threat to their children and such. Makes you realize the people that suffered and the strides that were made to make sure it has been almost wiped out, let's keep it that way.

So true... and a reminder to all of us that our lives aren't so bad. We may go through some trials and tribulations but there's always someone else who would love to have our problems instead of theirs.

nurgle
05-29-2008, 10:20 AM
somehow i would prefer to have the power failure to occur staight away and not 60 yrs on..

Angel
05-29-2008, 10:47 AM
those iron lungs were very common when i was a little kid ..once they
they got the polio vaccine figured out, they lined up all the kids in the country and injected us asap...

I remember lining up at school to take that Jelly thing they did for Polio in England...do they still vaccinate for Polio here?

alby_persignup
05-29-2008, 12:43 PM
geez, I don't what to say, it's very depressing.

Seven888
05-29-2008, 02:46 PM
Wow.. just wow :(

goldbucks
05-29-2008, 03:28 PM
What a sad story