Out of nowhere, Mike began to struggle with shortness of breath. From mowing the lawn to walking up stairs, he couldn’t fill his lungs with enough air. During a swim in a lake, his mysterious condition took a turn for the worse and Mike feared he would drown. It was then that Mike started a journey… a journey that brought him to Dr. Matthew Kaufman—a reconstructive plastic surgeon, specializing in diaphragm paralysis. This is Mike’s recovery story. Learn more about our Phrenic Nerve Program by clicking here.