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Helping Paul Alexander (The Man in the Iron Lung)

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Paul Alexander, widely known as "the man in the iron lung," has spent his life helping and serving as a role model for many. Now he needs our help.

He was taken advantage of by people who were supposed to care for his best interests. This theft, combined with the high cost of healthcare, has left Paul with little money to survive. He struggles to maintain his iron lung, afford healthcare, and find housing that accommodates his needs. Paul lives in a small one-room apartment that does not have a window.

Since surviving polio in the 1950s, Paul has used an iron lung to breathe. He would eventually receive a law degree, pass the bar, and open up a successful practice. He is now unable to leave his iron lung or work. The inability to leave his iron lung is what left him vulnerable to theft by those he trusted.

All the money contributed to this campaign will go directly to Paul and be used to maintain his iron lung, find proper housing, and provide healthcare. Thank you for caring for a man who has helped many throughout his life.


  • Colleen Conway
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Giulia Benazzi
    • $5 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $15 
    • 3 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Christopher Ulmer
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Philip Alexander

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