Tell us what you remember
of the impact of polio:
When I was in junior high school I had a classmate who had polio.
Monika and her older brother Ricky both had polio when they were
younger. Both wore leg braces and had to use crutches to walk. I
remember their legs were very thin and they could not walk on
their own. They were not treated any differently then any of the
other kids (not that I remember) and had many friends.
Describe the reaction of
your family and others you knew to the development of the
I remember as a child getting a polio shot at school. We received
permission slips to take home. I don't believe I was thrilled at
the idea of getting a shot. When it came time to get the shots,
we lined up in the cafeteria. Later, I believe we received
another booster dose of vaccine, but that time it was given in a
sugar cube. As a child, that was much, much preferable to the