Scott Wasserman reports

Polio. It's a disease we rarely talk about anymore because the last known case in the U.S. was nearly 30 years ago. But as many as 40-percent of those who contracted the disease then are now suffering from post-polio syndrome. That's the bad news. The good news is a new therapy that's giving hope to many who have suffered through decades of muscle weakness, joint pain, and fatigue. Scott Wasserman reports. See the video report ..  here (link no longer available). 

Paul Harris Fellow

PPASS BC President Joan Toone Receives the Prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary International District 5020.

Our president, Joan Toone, together with fellow polio survivor and Rotary member, Denny Wilford, from Port Orchard WA, were each presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award by Rotary District 5020 Governor Norm Watts at the 2008 District Conference, held in Parksville BC on May 31st.

President's Commendation

Joan Toone was very surprised when she visited the Rotary Club of Victoria on Monday. Past President Rick Stolle stood up and began talking about her work in the field of Polio. The club had asked Terry to sign a paper without telling him what was being done so it was a wonderful surprise for both of them.

Joan was presented with the President's Commendation. She was so honored by it all but remarked it also belongs to PPASS as it is because of PPASS and it's members that her - and Terry - are encouraged to spread the word about polio and post polio.


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