Meet Paulo Machado, the man who has lived in hospital for 45 years


These two people (Machado and Zagui) have spent all their lives in the hospital and they are still there today, for some serious medical reasons;the danger of infection means that they have to live in hospital. Machado is now 45 years, still hooked up to an artificial respirator 24 hours a day.

But despite this, Machado has trained as a computer animator and is now creating a television series about his life. Zagui fills her time writing – she is a published author – and painting using her mouth. They were not the only children infected then they were just the two lucky ones God preserved, for a purpose.


 Mary Boye (mastered from BBC)


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