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 next lunch is September 18 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. The remaining lunch dates for 2014 are: September 18 and October 17.
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 tready.
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.
Salk Institute's website at http://poliotoday.org/
We're all in this together.
Please let other polio survivors and their loved ones know about us.
The PPRG's web site has been online since May 1, 1997