florence edelman
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  • New York, NY
  • United States
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Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1948
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
about late 1990s
List any assistive devices you are using...
power wheelchair
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
none
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
My ambition prior to 1948 was to be a professional dancer.After polio, it took many years for me to acknowledge that my goals in life had to change. I was sure that I had the inner strength and self confidence to pursue a professional education and a productive life. I accomplished my revised goals with great physical and emotional effort.
How did you find out about PolioToday.org?
online search for support groups

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