August 5, 2013 -- Paulo Henrique Machado has spent his whole life in hospital.
The 45-year-old Brazilian, whose mother died two days after giving birth to him, was struck down by infantile paralysis brought on by polio, leaving him incapable of fending for himself.
He needs constant help with his breathing from an artificial respirator, cannot walk unaided and has left his hospital 'universe' barely more than 50 times.
But despite his debilitating condition, Paulo has trained as a computer animator and is making a film about his life, based on a story by his best friend, confidante and roommate, Eliana Zagui, who also suffered polio as a child and has lived in the Sao Paulo's Clinicas ever since.
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