My So-Called Lungs

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All Things Considered, August 5, 2002 · Laura Rothenberg chronicled her battle with cystic fibrosis in an audio diary recorded while she was 21 years old. Producer Joe Richman offered this remembrance when Rothenberg died in March 2003.

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