Rick E. Kneeshaw, M.A.
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Leading a Post Polio Survivors Support Group
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I have found that leading a survivors support group can be very rewarding but also includes some degree of stress. That's not a surprise as most all leadership positions share these two…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Stella Newall Jan 28, 2010.

Freebies for Polio Survivors
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Did you know that:You can get a discount on your utility bills.A free California fishing license.Help paying your property taxes.Free telephone equipment.Free sailing lessons in San Diego.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick E. Kneeshaw, M.A. Nov 19, 2009.

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Are you a Polio Survivor?
What year did you contract polio?
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
List any assistive devices you are using...
cane, crutches, power chair, and scooters
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
San Diego Polio Survivors

Board Member
Disability Rights Legal Center
Loyola Law School
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
You learn to leverage off the things one cannot change. There have been many blessings in my life that have come about because of polio.

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At 3:04pm on May 26, 2015, Josie Bombon said…
hello! Josie Bombon here, kindly give Sandra Shoultz a call (619.379.4901) for more info on the next P'S meeting. She doesn't have access to the Internet. Thanks!
At 8:35am on January 9, 2011, Joanna said…
Thank you for the warm welcome..I really am SOOO happy to be a part of your group! I cannot wait to see you all again in the next meeting..You are all wonderful! :)
At 8:44pm on April 23, 2010, Marite V said…
Hi Rick - Below is the information on my brace I promised to send you when we met during the sleep symposium in San Diego. Hope it helps. He is great and really worked with me. If you call Mitch- He is willing to come down and talk and learn about PPO.
Mitchell Warner, CPO
Ortho Rehab Designs
2578 Belcastro St. #101
Las Vegas, NV. 89117
"What is unique about my Helios KAFO, are it corrective tri-planer design for foot and ankle deformity. This helps stabilize the foot and ankle while also using corrective alignment forces at the knee. The Helios is a floor reaction energy loading KAFO, which also allows for adaptation to uneven ground. The Helios is constructed out of carbon fiber and Kevlar, which uses independently crossing energy loading uprights." To say it is light is an understatement. I feel less strain on my back and my family says I also walk straighter . Vain as I am, I can now wear commercially made shoes with some elevation added but not requiring the "made to order " type which cost a fortune. I am able to walk with my legs naturally bending with each stemp (although I am still practicing as bad habits are hard to break.
At 3:14pm on March 14, 2010, Amy Gonzales said…
Great to finally meet you yesterday!
At 8:37am on November 18, 2009, Marilyn Salisbury said…
No, not aliens -- just college!!!


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