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FEATURE:

Polio: If ONLY It Was a Thing of the Past.
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from multiple credible sources in one place. Prior to launching it,
we asked every contributor for their permission to publish their
work, along with their biographies, as it was/is critical for us to
provide only the most credible information. At the same time, we
were truly naive as to the power of the internet.

PA Network Survivor Deb Stambaugh with representatives
from the York & Adams County Immunization Coalition.

More than five years later, our mission of service is more
intact than ever. Our team has grown to be what we call a "joyful
rag tag bunch" of nine volunteers. Four of us are Pennsylvania
polio survivors who are geographically spread throughout our
state. Each of us has a completely different Polio "story." One,
paralyzed from the waist down, spent two years in the hospital.
One realized the complete paralysis of her right arm, spent six
months in the hospital, and still has that complete paralysis. One,
completely paralyzed from the neck down, was cared for at home
by his (quarantined) mother because the hospitals were filled. I
had a case of the summer "flu," was better in a week and was left
only with a minor drop foot. The weakness, pain and fatigue of
PPS has affected us all differently.
We understand that Post Polio Syndrome is always a diagnosis
of exclusion. We accept the words of both Dr. Bruno and Dr.
DeMayo when they say "Polio survivors, you are all the same and
you are all different." We realize that diagnosis and treatment can
be complex because we are all so very different.
We serve ALL polio survivors regardless of where they are
from and charge no dues. We are funded solely on and grateful
for all donations.
* Our newsletter is published each month for no charge (by
email). We publish in both regular and large print formats, all
over the US and abroad.

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