December 18, 2017
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Comments for: Bangor man who used iron lung to cope with effects of polio dies

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  • Anonymous

    Mr. Stubbs was an amazing man who truly was an inspiration. RIP

  • And what will become of his iron lung, I wonder? When people question the value of vaccines, I tell them about Dennis, who contracted polio when he was 7 and spent the rest of his life dependent on this amazing contraption. An irrepressible optimist, he will be sorely missed.

    • Meg, this is Ryan Stubbs; we hope too have the iron lung put into the wheelchair exhibit at Cole Land Transportation Museum along with his wheelchair. He will always be an inspiration to both handicap individuals and those with lifelong diseases as well as nearly every other person dealt a perceivably “bad hand” in life. Den was dealt a bad hand but was able to turn it into a wonderful full life that I, for one, envy.

  • Anonymous

    He was a very nice person. He was amazing. I’m glad he had such a fulfilling life. He made it possible with such a positive attitude.

  • Anonymous

    We should all take a lesson from him and never make excuses. I remember seeing him in his power chair in Bangor.

  • Anonymous

    RIP
    Dennis – you were an inspiration to many! With that twinkle in your
    eye ~ you were forever the optimist! You are now free – fly freely on
    your new found wings! Proud to say I shared many good times with you at Husson.

  • Denny, was a character. I loved him. He was silly and always happy. Nothing could bring him down. So thoughtful and kindhearted he was. Just the other day I was thinking of him and how we’d listen to country music every night as we were getting him ready for bed. We’d sing and He’d make up new lyrics to the songs. They were often hilarious. He was just such a wonderful man and he will surely be missed.

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