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 […]

Wheels of Hope has new video

One of PSA’s partners has created a new video highlighting what wheelchairs and mobility devices can mean for polio survivors in Nigeria.  Please share this video with your contacts.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them to this thread.

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 […]

Continuing Partnership – Wheels of Hope

The Polio Survivors & Associates Rotary Action Group is also continuing our partnership with Wheels of Hope. Wheels of Hope is a unique 501 (c) 3 international leadership project of the Rotary Club of Traverse City, Michigan, and a partnership agreement with four Rotary Clubs located in Jos, Nigeria. This group is actively seeking contributions […]

New Partnership – Crutches for Africa

The Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group has started yet another new partnership with Crutches4Africa, joining hands in our efforts to assist polio survivors. Crutches4Africa shares our passion for improving the live of polio survivors in developing countries andc has worked extensively in African countries. C4A has a long history of supplying mobility devices to those […]

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 […]

Breathing and Sleep Symposium for Polio Survivors

The Salk Institute has posted the video from the Breathing and Sleep Symposium on their website at www.poliotoday.org. We received this note from Gladys: “I have watched the presentation all the way through again, and the information that was shared by our presenters is extremely valuable for all polio survivors to see…not just those with […]

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 […]