Breathe

Have you seen the movie, Breathe? This true story centers around the life of Robin Cavendish, a British man who contracted polio at age 28. The year is 1958. He is married, with a child on the way. The movie tracks his life and experience being on a ventilator at a time when people in such circumstances were either considered destined for imminent death or kept away in a medical institution for the rest of their lives.

Breaking all norms, Cavendish, with the assistance of his wife and friends, leaves the hospital and lives independently at home, where his wife does his care. His best friend, a