Honor Dr. Julius Youngner by helping people who had polio For his legacy to be observed truly, those who live with the late effects of polio and post-polio syndrome can’t be forgotten either. More info @ http://ift.tt/2qRQcLt Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC May 23, 2017 at 05:45AM

A must read for those with post-polio syndrome who may be considering shoulder surgery.

A Cautionary Tale about Post-Polio Shoulder Surgery: One Story, Three Perspectives – Welcome to Sunny’s Blog By Sunny Roller, M.A. and Frederick M. Maynard, M.D. One must be very careful about choosing to have orthopedic shoulder surgery, especially if one is a polio survivor with a complicated disability. It’s not because of the surgery itself. […]

Polio survivors thought they had conquered the devastating disease only to be stunned by its vengeance years later When polio swept the nation in the early to mid 20th century, Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton had a ward full of cribs for sick babies. Some children spent weeks in the hospital, behind glass, not able […]

In Pakistan, A Frenzied Effort to Eradicate Polio – The Development Set Only three countries in the world still suffer polio outbreaks. Pakistan’s inoculation campaign aims to get them off the list. More info @ http://ift.tt/2qos1Wq Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC May 16, 2017 at 12:18PM

A Syrian physician brings personal experience to polio immunization campaign HAMA, Syrian Arab Republic, 11 May 2017 – Dr. Majed contracted polio at the age of 7 months. He grew up determined to protect as many children as possible from this life-threatening disease. More info @ http://ift.tt/2qIWmAB Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group […]

Meet ClaraBelle Blue: Children’s Book Highlights Similarities Rather Than Differences Adiba Nelson, mother of a child with special needs authors book highlighting childrens similarities rather than their differences. More info @ http://ift.tt/2qDRTz0 Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC May 13, 2017 at 01:43PM

Getting to zero: Rotary’s stubborn campaign to rid the world of polio Humanosphere podcast, Tom Murphy talks with Carol Pandak, director of Rotary’s PolioPlus program. Pandak describes where the eradication effort stands today and what is needed to get to zero new cases. More info @ http://ift.tt/2qBjz7J Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group […]

When Disability Is Misdiagnosed as Bad Behavior There’s no one way to look or be disabled. When someone asks for an accommodation, believe them. More info @ http://ift.tt/2q29IGx Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC May 11, 2017 at 01:23PM

Polio heroes

The Guardian Aminu Ahmen el Wada is fighting to eradicate polio in Nigeria. After losing the use of his legs to polio as a child, he now makes hand-operated bikes for polio survivors across Kano, northern Nigeria, where he lives. He has set up a polio survivors support group in the city, and in his […]

How polio still affects survivors decades later The challenges of dealing with the aftereffects of polio when the disease has been eradicated for decades. More info @ http://ift.tt/2qZEoWu Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC May 10, 2017 at 08:40AM