John World Polio Day, October 24, Just Around the Corner! RC Easton, MD: A Night at the Movies Many of you are familiar with the recent 56-minute movie produced by D7620’s PDG Ken Solow: “Dare to Dream: How Rotary Became the Heart & Soul of Polio Eradication”. But you might not be aware of the […]

It began with a headache: KC polio survivor is one of last iron lung users in U.S. Mona Randolph of Kansas City got polio when she was 20, a year after the vaccine was approved. For 36 years, she has slept six nights a week in an iron lung to help her breathe. It’s a […]

A mother’s horror: Her polio-stricken son died while ‘tied to the bed’ Carl Chinnery, his four brothers and his father all contracted polio within three days of each other in 1942. It took his mother more than 50 years before she could recount the horrors. More info @ https://ift.tt/2PlSs9y Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian […]

Sincere thanks to the Gates Foundation for the generous match to Rotary contributions. Thanks to all Rotarians who have contributed to Polioplus! You are a part of history!!

Rotary gives millions in grants to fight polio 2018 EVANSTON, Ill. (August 15, 2018) — Rotary today announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.  More info @ https://ift.tt/2Oymw0s Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action […]

As the School Year Begins, Please Talk to Your Kids About Disabilities “Show them it’s completely normal to interact with someone who has a disability.” More info @ https://ift.tt/2KLYdtR Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC August 12, 2018 at 05:25AM

Polio warning to ‘complacent’ Aussies amid foreign outbreak A pensioner left disabled after being infected with the potentially deadly polio virus as a child has urged… More info @ https://ift.tt/2OalcRt Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC August 09, 2018 at 09:33AM

Did you know? The very famous Mary Poppins song “A Spoonful of Sugar” was actually inspired by the polio vaccine. Songwriter Robert Sherman was having a hard time coming up with a catchy song for Julie Andrews hit movie. Inspiration struck him one night when his children told him all about their polio vaccine they received at school. They said it didn’t hurt because the polio vaccine was placed on a sugar cube.

A Spoonful Of Sugar by Julie Andrews Songfacts A Spoonful Of Sugar by Julie Andrews song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position More info @ https://ift.tt/2ngI5aq Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC August 05, 2018 at 07:53PM

Woman with polio shines a light for all with disabilities Võ Thị Hoàng Yến – founder of the organisation Disability Research and Capacity Development (DRD) recently won the honourable Ramson Magsaysay Award, which honours transformative leaders across Asia. More info @ https://ift.tt/2OMhYVw Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC August 05, […]

June Middleton. A woman who spent 60 years in an iron lung to treat polio has died at the age of 83. June Middleton, from Melbourne, Australia, began using the device after she contracted the disease aged 22. She was entered into the Guinness World Book of Records in 2006 as the person who has spent the longest time in an iron lung.💖

Polio survivor who spent 60 years in an iron lung dies aged 83 June Middleton, from Melbourne, Australia, used the device since she contracted the disease aged 22. More info @ https://ift.tt/2vhyhkM Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC August 03, 2018 at 05:54AM

What You Don’t See About My Life With Post-Polio Syndrome “Perception is everything.” More info @ https://ift.tt/2O6RAoa Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC August 02, 2018 at 05:39AM