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Home and In Memorial pages updated January 29, 2019


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The OPN year is from September 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2019. 



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In Memorial






"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."

- Aristotle



2018 Ohio Polio Conference Program

2018 Ohio Polio Network Conference Pictures

2018 OPN Conference Presentation Hallie Baker PhD

2018 Bernice Krumhansl Award - Alice Sporar




Polio History Smithsonian Institution




Whatever Happened to Polio


Post-Polio Health International

Polio Place

Help us add to Polio Place: PHI is inviting you to send "Essays" about your polio experience for consideration of our new additional site - Polio Place. See examples at polioplace.org, Living with Polio, Relationships, Essays. If you have questions,

contact director@post-polio.org.


The Late Effects of Polio Information for General Practitioners




Information about Amazon Smile



 Post Polio Support Group Meetings



February 9, 2019 Akron Post-Polio Support Group


March 18, 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group



 Ohio Polio Network Board Meeting

Monday, March 25, 2019

1:00 PM via Skype



 Links to Recent Articles


In Memory of Paulette Smith Lambert


A Story of Life - Donna Kidner


In Memory of Donna Kidner


It began with a headache: KC polio survivor is one of last iron lung users in U.S.


Ohio Polio Network turns 25 as an independent organization


'I didn't know I had parents until I was seven': Polio's forgotten survivors


Still dancing after all these years


Hastings senior makes hundreds of hats for people in need


SHOP LOCAL: Doffie is back in store


To Your Good Health


Remembering A Time When Polio Paralyzed America


Those Living With Disabilities Thank George H.W. Bush


Polio cases no longer declining; WHO fears global resurgence


Rotary Club of Topeka hears personal story about polio


Why It's Hard For Doctors To Diagnose Polio-Like AFM




Post-Polio Syndrome Fact Sheet


Respiratory Muscle In Post-Polio Syndrome: Highlights


Meeting Your Doctor? You'd Better Speak Fast


Vaccine breakthrough brings researchers closer to eliminating polio worldwide


New light on an old disease still lived in the now


Nelson man an upright citizen as new brace technology fitted


Notable Neighbor Jack Williams: He's 88, a polio survivor and a witness to the Miracle of Hickory


Encyclopedia of Polio and PPS - Index by Subject


Woman finds her forever home with longtime friend, fellow quadriplegic


Physical Exercise in Post-Polio Syndrome: Highlights


SENIOR LOOKOUT: Post-polio syndrome: What to know


Group of people with polio and affected by the post polio...


World Polio Day celebrates history in the making


Rotary on a mission to stop the global spread of polio


'Never give up' : Rotary honors World Polio Day


20,000 flowers planted at Stoke Mandeville Stadium to mark World Polio Day


No new patients, but numerous old patients struggle


Polio-like Virus Hits Northern Illinois


Polio forgotten but not gone | Opinion


Lifesaving Breath


Polio 'truths' revealed at Rotary Club


Cenla polio survivor joins local movement to eradicate the disease


Polio survivors threaten 'campaign of protest' against Rehab


Remembering A Time When Polio Paralyzed America


2018 WE'RE STILL HERE! Essay Contest Results






Brandon artist Tecari Shuman: 'Colors are important to me'


Downey Doings: Rancho opens new hospital wing


Pam Tubbs, Navy captain-turned Norfolk Rotary president


Butterfield Award Scholarships To Three Students


Trailblazing TV reporter, disabilities advocate Pam Henry dies


More Links to Articles



The Warm Springs Story: Legacy & Legend


PolioToday.Org Tell Your Story


University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories: Research Study Recruitment


Polio Australia: What are the late effects of polio?

Mayo Clinic: Post-Polio Syndrome

British Polio: Polio & Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)


Upcoming Clinical Trial PPS



Tom House Presentation The healthy nervous system and the nervous system after an acute Polio illness with the after effects and the Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)(Video)


Access to Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities


Polio Australia's July 2014 Polio Oz News

The End Of Polio Sign the Petition



PPS Internet Resources Updated 01/01/2017

NINDS Motor Neuron Diseases Information Page


How to File an ADA Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice

Guide to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards

Guide to the ABA (Architectural Barriers Act)Standards


Network of Care For Seniors and People with Disabilities