Post-Polio Health ISSN 1066-5331)
Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter 2004
Report from the 2003 recipient of The Research Fund Award:
Participants, Their Health Status and Data about Menopause
Claire Z. Kalpakjian, PhD, Project Manager, Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System, University of Michigan
Are You Prepared? Advance Directives
Debbie Hardy, Whittier, California
Healthy Eating: Fat Facts
Jann Hartman, Baltimore, Maryland
FOF (Fear of Flying)
Trouble Using Medical Equipment?
Trouble when Flying?
Twelve polio survivors, representing six countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, United Kingdom) in the European Union, met in November 2003 to consolidate their efforts on behalf of the Union's polio survivors and to highlight their problems before members of the European Parliament. Europe's post-polio organizations are invited to join this newly organized group called European Polio Union (EPU), which will meet again June 5-6, 2004. For more information, contact Johan Bijttebier of Post-Polio België (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Daniel R. Williams' book, Keep Smiling and Never Give Up! was released October 7, 2002 - 45 years to the day he entered an iron lung for treatment of acute poliomyelitis. The book chronicles the seventeen years of his life from age 14 to his marriage in 1974. Williams details his experiences in two "respo centers" (Ohio and Michigan), five hospitals and four nursing homes until he and his bride, Kaye, move into an apartment.
Dan generously designated part of the royalties of the sale of his book to Post-Polio Health International. To purchase a copy, in hardcover ($24.00) or paperback ($17.00), send your check to Indiana Polio Survivors Association (IPSA), 3005 North Countryview Drive, Muncie, IN 47304.
The First Annual Curt Kettner Post-Polio Syndrome Golf Tournament was held in October. All proceeds from the event were contributed to The Research Fund.
Kettner displaying his swing. All participants played the front nine using one hand.