In honor of World Polio Day, our guest speaker on Monday will talk about her own experience with this debilitating disease.
Frances lopez is a polio survivor and in her own words: "I contracted polio just before Dr. Jonas Salk announced that he had perfected the vaccine (April 12, 1955). I came down with paralytic polio in March of 1955, shortly after my 5th birthday. I have lived since that time with somewhat "functional" muscle weakness, but it has progressed as I've aged. I had to retire early (June of 2007) due to increasing muscle weakness and trying to comply with the directive to conserve what I had to preserve it. At that time, I was a paralegal manager at a San Francisco law firm. "
Join us on Monday, October 19 for an insightful talk.