My brush with polio

new kingston rotaract club:

Lets join the fight #endpolio

Originally posted on Rotary Voices:

131002_hincksBy Polly Hincks, polio survivor and member of the Rotary Club of West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Polio is a mystery. In its time it brought terror. It indiscriminently struck with minor flu-like illness in one person, death to the person next door, paralysis of the muscles in a leg or shoulder, or a lifetime spent in an iron lung.

I met up with this evil bug in August 1951.

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