When Martha Mason read of the death this week of 61-year-old Dianne Odell due to a power outage that caused her iron lung to stop working, she said she found it "appalling."
"It was sad news," Mason said. "When I read that article, I thought, it's so sad that something like that could happen."
Most anyone hearing the news might agree. But for Mason, Odell's death carried special significance.
Mason, too, lives in an iron lung. She has relied on the device for the past 60 years, ever since a...Full Story