1 Comments Posted by Velvet Sapphire

Shazzorama ~ institutions are more humane now???? Did you ever think this was the top-of-the-line for that time?

Kathy ~ Christopher Reeve and his wife both made mega bucks before his accident so they could well afford all the new technology. Dianne's parents got the iron lung when she was a child and since the mother couldn't work, all they had was the father's income so this is probably the best they could do.

Many of the posts on this site disgust me !! How can any of you with any decency come on here and joke at the expense of those less fortunate. SHAME ON YOU !!!

I was 7 when I came down with the non-paralytic polio in 1954, same year the vacinne came out, and I now suffer with post polio syndrome, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and arthritis. I would gladly trade places with all you people who show no compassion, joke about a buffet and argue over which color you want. I have a great sense of humor but not at the expense of others. You need to grow up but most of all, you need to suffer some ailment to understand and be more sympathetic or you need to be turned over someone's knee and whipped a few times. Your parents failed miserably in teaching you to be understanding, compassionate and loving towards those who are less fortunate than you.

I was in the hospital for over a month when I had polio and I remember going by the iron lung ward on my way to therapy. I can't imagine what it must have been like, to never be able to run and play with other kids like so many of them ended up doing.

I pray God will have mercy on your souls for insulting so many of us who have survived this terrible plight.