Most of the mobility devices we distribute in Africa are used by polio survivors. This article highlights a disturbing trend--Somalia was declared "polio-free" just six years ago, but now faces a polio outbreak.
We MUST see the end of Polio! We are at the critical point where we need all hands on deck to get the job done! Three countries remain, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, where extremists hold their own children and grandchildren in harm’s way by not allowing vaccination efforts to continue and to be completed. This is not about governments, religions or ideologies but rather the safety of the children of this planet. We are their guardians and we must rid our world of this horrific and terrible disease. You can believe me because I SURVIVED IT!
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"Polio survivor seeks crutches, canes for needy disabled Africans" KCTV 5 News, Kansas City
KCTV recently covered the Rotary Club of Lenexa's collection effort in Kansas City. The Rotary club is partnering with Theater in the Park, who will collect mobility devices that attendees bring to any of the summer performances. Read more...