Walt Lawrence is a Peer Advocacy Counselor for spinal cord injury in-patients at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. David Gill and Claire Forsyth interviewed Walt at the Centre in March, 2017. Walt spoke about his own experiences with the iron lung and using positive and negative pressure ventilation.
It’s amazing how you understand how many muscles you use in breathing - unbelievable. ... and then when you come out of that chamber, you’re like: oh, now I’ve got to get that muscle going to breathe.