"The 3P's in My Life: Polio, Post-Polio Syndrome and PolioPlus"
Feb 23, 2021
John A. Nanni, Rotary District 7630 PolioPlus Chai
"The 3P's in My Life: Polio, Post-Polio Syndrome and PolioPlus"

A member of the MOT Rotary Club, Middletown, Delaware.  John has been active in leadership roles in his club, having served as Club Secretary, Website Committee Chair and District PolioPlus Committees and was his Club’s President for 2019-20.

John has given well over 275 Polio Talks to Rotary Clubs, District Assemblies, District Conferences, RYLA, Rotaract and Interact Clubs and Zone Training Seminars from Rhode Island to North Carolina….and now with Zoom, all over the world:

“The 3 P’s in my Life: Polio, Post-Polio Syndrome and Rotary’s PolioPlus”

Currently John is:

- District 7630 PolioPlus Chair (all of Delaware & Eastern Shore Maryland)

- Rise Against Hunger Rotary Ambassador

-TRF Major Donor

- Member of the Paul Harris Society

-Member of Rotary Foundation Benefactor Endowment

- USA Coordinator for the “World’s Greatest Meal to Help End Polio Now”

John is the recipient of Rotary’s Regional Service Award for a Polio Free World

John is a polio survivor (Class of 1953), paralyzed from his neck down for 6 months just prior to the Salk Vaccine major testing. He now uses a wheelchair for most of his daily mobility due to severe Post-Polio Syndrome issues.

John and his wife, Christine, live in Middletown, DE and are professional singers with “Rhapsody in 2” Duet Cabaret Act; mainly singing Broadway Showtunes.