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Mar 11, 2021Liked by Julia Ritchey

Your Grandfather used leg braces up until his 60's. One cruelty of polio is post syndrome polio and/or late effects of polio. As if it weren't enough that polio victims of the 1930's lost the use of their limbs, debilitating symptoms for many reaccur later in life. He was forced to use a wheelchair from those symptoms that further weakend his muscles. I don't think Daddy ever completely accepted the reality that one day he was a boy of 13 running and enjoying life and the next day he was in the grip of legs that wouldn't work. But a more loving and fabulous Father no one enjoyed more than I. I am saddened by what he had to endure epecially later in life. Vaccines are a gift I wish I could have given to him. Mom

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