Rotary International Observes World Polio Day [2015]

“Yes, Virginia, polio is still here”, but it is now in full retreat.” In June 1948 the PILOT featured a story about a young Aberdeen mother, Lib Monroe, who had just been diagnosed with polio; a few days after her baby son, Robbie, had been admitted to the local hospital with polio.  A shocking and […]

PSA groups support End Polio Now

PSA is starting a new project.  As announced in our November 2013 newsletter, we want all our members worldwide to participate in creating a public awareness project that would involve Rotary Clubs working with existing Post-Polio support groups or polio survivors. We want you to make a presentation of the End Polio Now pins to […]

From Rotary Voices

How polio changed my life Posted on February 7, 2013 by Rotary International  (Permalink: http://blog.rotary.org/2013/02/07/ironlung/) Pulmão de Aço (Iron Lung), published this year in Brazil, tells the story of Eliana Zagui, a polio survivor who has lived for decades in a hospital in Brazil. By Eliana Zagui, author of Pulmão de Aço (Iron Lung) Before […]

Rollaball Project Update

In September, we sent our our newsletter with a feature about a video called “Rollaball” about the Ghana skate soccer team.  The good news is that the video has been funded, and the Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group will be listed as an Associate Producer thanks to donations of individual board members. To read the […]

Europe ten years polio-free

By Urs Herzog, past governor of District 1980 (Switzerland) and a polio survivor This week marks ten years since the World Health Organization certified the European region polio-free. As a Rotarian and a polio survivor, I celebrate how far we’ve come, and recognize the work that still lies ahead to make sure no child suffers […]

Poem by Richard L. Daggett

Richard Lloyd Daggett; 1954; Rancho LosAmigos, Los Angeles , California These are my braces, They set me free But these are my braces, They are not me. Without my braces, I sit in my chair Without my braces, Life is not fair. But, put on my braces, And I’m just like the others. Put on my […]

Polio: The Irrversible Mistake

Ray Taylor has updated his PowerPoint presentation “Polio: The The Irreversible Mistake”. Click here to download the PowerPoint from our Downloads section. As part of the presentation, a new video has been produced. It has been uploaded to YouTube to help educate all regarding Polio and the Polio Survivors and Associates Rotary Action Group. You […]

Polio survivor is devoted to immunizing and educating

By Christina Macone-Greene SPECIAL TO THE UNION-TRIBUNE Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 12:02 a.m. ESCONDIDO— Jack Campbell didn’t celebrate his sixth birthday with a party like most kids do. Instead, polio confined him to an iron lung for a month at Los Angeles County Hospital. That was before Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine in […]

PSA Project #2: Polio Corrective Surgeries

For this grant the Polio Survivors & Associates Rotarian Action Group collaborated with the RC Delhi Midtown, District 3010 India, District 3450 Hong Kong, RC Queensway, RC Taipei Fujung, RC Taipei Castle, and RC Wanchai along with St. Stephens Hospital in Tis Hazari in the province of Delhi, India to fund corrective surgery and rehabilitation […]