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.
Big polio announcement: Rotary International will be hosting a live global update on World Polio Day, October 24.
Join Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors and special guests for a live status report on the fight to end polio. Take part: http://www.endpolio.org/worldpolioday
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!
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
On July 29, advocates from around the country attended a national rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Many veteran organizations came to support the treaty.
The treaty has been moved out of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee onto the U. S. Senate floor where it will require a super-majority vote of two-thirds for ratification. Senator Harry Reid from Nevada will decide when that vote will take place. This is the critical juncture in the process. And the results, hopefully, will have a positive outcome.
The UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), ratified by more than 100 countries, is an international disability treaty that was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities. It is a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around the world that embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities.
Please consider signing the petition. The website is www.usicd.org
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.