He may have had Polio, but this man is no victim.
There’s real food for thought here, for people who choose not to immunize their children:
He is concerned, however, that 11 per cent of Canadians, or 3.4 million people, have not been immunized against polio. According to the World Health Organization, this puts Canada at a high risk for a return of the virus.
“We’re complacent here. The disease returned to Australia in 2007 for the first time in decades, and polio remains endemic in four countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nigeria. It can spread again. We are definitely unaware of its effects because Canada has been relatively polio-free for decades, even though there are people like me living with the results of it.”
This is from the Polio Canada website:
Before immunization…“I am the second to the last of 13 siblings, five of whom died of vaccine-preventable diseases in infancy.”“Even after many years, she spoke of the ‘morted’angeli’ –death of her angels –with a great deal of emotion.Imagine losing not one or two or three or even four babies –but five.”-Dr. Eugene J. Gangarosa, Professor Emeritus, Department of International Health, Emory University, Atlanta“