The Post-Polio Resource Group was founded in 1985 by a group of polio survivors concerned about the then newly recognized condition called Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS).
Our mission is to inform and help transform the lives of polio survivors with regard to our medical, emotional, social, spiritual, and other life needs --- especially as we experience the new and debilitating symptoms of PPS.
PPRG now meets in the first floor cafeteria at the Sacred Heart Center in Milwaukee. The address is 1545 S. Layton Blvd.
We have 4 meetings annually in April, May, September and October, unless otherwise announced.
Forum Family Restaurant Luncheon
The luncheons will resume in the spring of 2015 at 1:00 PM. The Forum Restaurant is located on Hwy 100 and Layton Ave. in Greenfield. Please call Dagmar at 414-425-5692 if you plan to attend.
Rotary International and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, formed in 1988, is a public-private partnership that includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and governments of the world. Rotary’s focus is advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and awareness-building. For more information visit http://www.polioeradication.org/and http://www.endpolio.org
PPRG Officers: President, Harvey Padek; Vice-President, Bill Hegge; Treasurer, Carol Kozlosky; and Secretary, Beth Kowall.
The schedule for our meetings and social outings is now online
In Honor of Veteran's Day
Thanks to our member Cookie Anderson who forwarded the following link. It features PPRG member Sandi Jenkins who served 25 years in the Army Reserve. Thank you, Sandi!
Curative Care Network
Proud Host of the Americans With Disabilities Act Legacy Tour Bus and Exhibit, June 26, 2015. Learn more at www.Curative.org/event
The historic tour is a national traveling exhibit designed to raise public awareness about the 25th anniversary of the signing of the ADA in 1990. The celebration begins at 10:00 am at 1000 N. 92nd Street, Milwaukee.
Listen to the story of Sister Kenny and the fight against polio
Follow the above link to hear a streaming program from Minnesota Public Radio. The first 22 minutes take us back to her historical impact on the treatment of polio and the beginning of the Sister Kenny Clinic.
Salk Institute's website at http://poliotoday.org/
Contains videos of personal stories and expert information that can be useful to us all. Check it out, then come back here for more.
Read a nurse's article on PPS
The daughter of a member of the PPRG is a nurse practioner. She has published a thorough and very helpful article on PPS in the November 2005 issue of the professional nursing journal RN. It is also available to be read online at http://rnweb.com/rnweb/article
We're all in this together.
Please let other polio survivors
and their loved ones know about us.