barbara j meyers
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barbara j meyers is now a member of Polio Today
Apr 25

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Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1938
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
1990's
List any assistive devices you are using...
walker
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
power over polio support group The Villages, FL
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
as a child I worked hard to be normal. surgery each summer to move muscles, lengthen cords, etc.. wearing braces, drop foot, right let shorter. at 19 ankle fused to stop drop foot. high school. college, marriage, 4 children, job as manager for telephone company. always strive to be normal and the best. still employed in the 90's began loosing muscle strength, can't climb stairs.
now using a walker but still active at my computer and in many clubs in our home town.
How did you find out about PolioToday.org?
i write a PPS newsletter for our group and began reachering for polio and pps info. i found you through PA newsletter.

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