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 hospi