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The early days of polio...

Kurt Sipolski, Richmond, Virginia

I contracted polio in 1948 at the age of two while visiting my grandmother in Illinois with my mother, from our home in Virginia. I was able to recover except for the paralysis in my right leg.

I wore a leg brace for about 10 years, and certainly owe the devotion of my widowed mother for the healing process.

I have written a book about her trials and triumphs entitled, Too Early for Flowers.


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