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Local Rotarians collecting to end polio

Original post made on Mar 19, 2018

Tri-Valley Rotarians are holding an End Polio Now campaign during March and April to collect donations to end the paralyzing disease throughout the world.

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Posted by Vigy
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Mar 19, 2018 at 9:51 am

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This is important neighbors. I belong to the last generation hit with polio in the U.S. When I was 12 years old a neighbor child fell victim of polio. She ended up in an iron lung. I visited her in the hospital. The iron lung made a big impression on me. I was first in line to get the Salk vaccine when it became available.

In 1952 more than 3,000 children died from polio. Another 50,000 had permanent disabilities.

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