jo anne brooks
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  • Laredo, TX
  • United States
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iPad video issues
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With the convenience of carrying an iPad versus a laptop, the website needs to change the format in which the videos are saved or recorded so that there is another option besides flash. Something…Continue

Tags: iPad, access, website, video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Salk Institute Dec 30, 2010.

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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?
5 years ago
List any assistive devices you are using...
steering device in my car
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
a gift I can share, we are all different thats normal
i learned to use my feet as my hands and arms. post polio syndrome has changed y life more still strugling

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Looking for involvement

I am coming to Southern California, Nov 12th, I will be seeing drs as a follow up to my surgery earlier this year. Then I plan to attend the breathing seminar onthe 21st. That leaves me a week in the middle to get involved and I need the help of you southern californians! I speak at Rotary Groups, Chamber of CommenceSchools, do training, make jewelry with group, (w/,my feet of course) and could go as far north as la during that free period. I have a masters degree in edu., counseling back… Continue

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 1:13pm

Let's come out of the closet and talk about polio

Yesterday I spoke at a luncheon meeting for Rotary international in Waco Texas. Proximately 250 members were in attendance. I asked first show of hands of those who either had polio, thought they might have had polio, or had an immediate family member that had polio, guess what half the people in the room raised their hands. It is still the disease we don't talk about. But for something that affected and still is affecting so many of us to say that discussion is one that we need to talk about.… Continue

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 4:17pm

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At 11:19am on April 25, 2010, Ginny B said…
Dear Jo Anne,

Thank you so much for sending me the YouTube link to the Texas county news report of your life with polio. How you manage to do things and even make jewelry with your feet is awe inspiring. What a memorable and meaningful life story you have to share. I wish you the very best! :)
At 8:57am on January 23, 2010, Nesrin Caglan said…
you are amazing Jo Anne! I admire your strength and think that anybody who is complaining about life and how hard it is and so on and so on,..would learn a few things of making the best of what you have available.
Great Lady you are, take care of yourself.
Love .. Nesrin


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