RIP John Prestwich MBE 24-11-1938 - 27-02-2006

Breeze Cottage

In hospital for 16 years, the first 7 in an iron lung, then in 1971 John married Maggie and for the next 35 years and until he passed away in 2006, his home was Breeze Cottage.


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Iím writing to show all things are possible. 48 years ago, when I became completely paralysed and needing a respirator to stay alive, I couldnít even ring an alarm bell. My world is now transformed! Modern electronics enable me to control my environment, and through computers and the internet, I can contact almost anyone in the world without assistance. Technology has liberated me from the prison of dependency to which polio condemned me.

John Prestwich M.B.E.

July 2003





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