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My First Brace

Naomi Olsen; Niagara Falls, Canada

I got polio when I was five months old in 1953. At the age of three, a white dog would often sit with me on a blanket outside my house. One day as the dog was about to leave, I grabbed onto his fur. He calmly, as if knowing, took a few steps while I hung on for my life. My first steps were taken. Shortly after that day, I was fitted with my first brace. It has been uphill ever since.


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