Polio and Me

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Polio and Me: Ken Dalton

Take a trip back in time to 1943 and a young five year old boy named Kenneth Dalton whose life changed when he woke up one morning and could not move his limbs in order to walk, hold an object in his hand like an apple and is rushed to a hospital and taken out of his mother’s loving arms and placed in a room where no one but hospital staff was allowed to see him. Imagine being diagnosed with polio as your family doctor insists you remain in the hospital and in quarantine until you are no longer contagious. The story is told in a timeline fashion flashing back and forth from the past to the present as Kenneth relates his numerous surgeries, physical therapy sessions and the hope for a miracle to walk without his leg brace. Imagine being isolated from your family…

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