Join the Fight to End Polio

Join the Fight to End Polio

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      United Nations Foundation

My name is Dennis Ogbe and this past summer I represented the USA at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. I am also a polio survivor.

I contracted polio at the age of three when I was taken to a health clinic to be treated for malaria in Nigeria. Today, polio still exists in Nigeria and is still killing and disabling children.

Life is especially challenging in developing countries for a person who has been disabled by polio. Opportunities for physical therapy, regular doctor visits, access to proper medical equipment and handicapped parking can be irregular and often don’t exist.

This is the scary truth: Levels of polio are at an all-time low, but polio anywhere remains a threat to children everywhere. Eradication is within reach, but we need your help.

You and I have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change history and finally eradicate polio from our planet. We must ensure success because every child, no matter where in the world they are, should have an equal shot at a healthy life.

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    • Anaclara Gonzalez ARANJUEZ, SPAIN
      • 7 months ago

      My mother is a Polio survivor, all the people that survived has the PostPolio Syndrome, They have pain and is a degenerative illness in our country they hide the true about this :( . Nobody wants to make the life better for the people with polio because is expensive...

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      • 12 months ago

      I am a polio survivor

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    • Jaren Williams PARADISE, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      My Grand Mother Is A Polio Survivor.

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    • Mary Louise Bright NEW BETHLEHEM, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      My childhood friend died of polio in 1953 when she was 7 years old. I often wonder what kind of woman she would have become.

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    • ccy L MORTON GROVE, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I just returned from Uganda where I saw how vaccines save lives

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