Disabled People Are Not an Inconvenience Keah Brown, a writer and activist who has cerebral palsy, breaks down the pervasiveness of ableism in the media—and how to do better. More info @ http://ift.tt/2s40Fre Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 25, 2017 at 05:45AM

Polio outbreak reported in Syria An outbreak of vaccine-related polio cases has been reported in war-torn Syria, the World Health Organization announced Thursday — another hurdle for a nearly 30-year eradication effort that has seen more than its share of setbacks. More info @ http://ift.tt/2rIJRnG Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – […]

How polio still affects survivors decades later Memories of polio can haunt its victims for decades. Now some are coping with new symptoms as they develop post-polio syndrome. More info @ http://ift.tt/2tP5hxS Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 21, 2017 at 02:44PM

Post-Polio Health International has published more articles in Spanish. To find them, enter www.polioplace.org and write “Spanish” in the search box at the top right. Do you have any suggestions on what topics you would like to read? If so, contact director@post-polio.org. thank you.

Welcome to Polio Place | Post Polio: Polio Place You are invited to learn by searching the major sections and sub-sections and to add your knowledge by Submitting an Artifact or Contacting Us.   More info @ http://ift.tt/2syQUy5 Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 20, 2017 at 08:53PM

End Polio Now Find out why top organizations and world leaders are coming together to end polio. More info @ http://ift.tt/2s8OTsm Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 13, 2017 at 09:38PM

SEE US AT THE ATLANTA CONVENTION!!! Please stop by and visit us at booth 2941 in the House of Friendship at the Atlanta Convention. Learn, become an active participant, meet new friends, and share stories by volunteering at our booth. Please note, we are partnering with the Past District Governors Fellowship group to help facilitate manning of the booth providing you an opportunity to expand your contacts even further! We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta! Our Annual Meeting for the Polio Survivors and Associates Rotarian Action Group – Atlanta Rotary Convention Join us on Saturday, June 10 at 2:30 pm for the Annual Meeting of the Polio Survivors and Associates Rotarian Action Group in Room A-406 at the Georgia World Conference Center. This meeting is open to all Rotarians and alumni interested in assisting polio survivors around the globe.

Volunteer Opportunity in Atlanta! We have updated our profile program yet again, and we have some gaps. We want to know what country you live in and are you a polio survivor. If you are a Rotarian, what is your club name and your district number. More info @ http://ift.tt/2r34ac0 Automated post from Polio Survivors […]

Post-polio misdiagnosed, misunderstood, survivors say The last remaining survivors of North America’s worst polio epidemic say they are living out its grim legacy — post-polio syndrome — with a medical community that doesn’t know enough about the syndrome or the epidemic that caused it. More info @ http://ift.tt/2qLyqsJ Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action […]

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 […]