How is the author of the autobiography “Return to Earth” connected to Ted DeVita ?
#97225. Asked by BRY2K. (Jul 04 08 4:16 AM)
Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin|
Return to earth (Hardcover)
by Edwin E Aldrin (Author), Wayne Warga (Author)
Ted DeVita (1962–May 27, 1980) was a victim of severe aplastic anemia who was forced to live in a sterile hospital room for eight and a half years. His story, along with that of Texas patient David Vetter, was used to create the 1976 made-for-TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. In the film, John Travolta played "Tod," a teenaged boy who lived in a sterile bubble due to illness. Ted was 14 when the film, unauthorized by his family, was released.
On the few occasions Ted left his room, he was enclosed in a spacesuit and helmet, with an air pump that expelled pathogens.
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