While living in the long-term care facility, I heard from a friend of mine about a device which stimulated the diaphragm so it can help a spinal-cord injured patient breathe on their own. Since Pompe Disease is a muscular dystrophy disease, and the diaphragm is a muscle, I wondered if this device would also help me get off my ventilator and breath on my own again. ......
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Newspaper Articles on Mike Stanzione's Homecoming and Diaphragm Pacing System:
- BREATHING FREE AGAIN (Florida Physician, College of Medicine, University of Florida, 23 December, 2011)
- Saddle Brook man finally coming home after four-year hospital stay (North Jersey.com news, October 18, 2011)
- Homecoming for Saddle Brook man after four year hospital stay (North Jersey.com news, October 18, 2011)
- NJ Man Suffering From Pompe Disease Returns Home In Medical Miracle (CBS New York news, October 18, 2011)