Iron Lung Survivor Paul Alexander Passes Away

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Paul Alexander, who spent over 70 years in an iron lung after contracting polio at 6, has died at 78. Despite his condition, he pursued education, became a successful lawyer, and published books. Educator Christopher Ulmer’s GoFundMe campaign helped him with healthcare and housing. In an interview, Alexander expressed gratitude for life’s challenges and saw his disability positively. Ulmer confirmed his passing on March 11, with gratitude from Alexander’s brother for the support. Another polio survivor, Martha Lillard, relies on an iron lung. Paul’s inspiring story touched many worldwide.