Looking Up: The Personal Story of Jane Boyle Needham as told by her son Craig
Oct 24, 2020 4:00 PM
World Polio Day Celebration with Craig Needham
Looking Up: The Personal Story of Jane Boyle Needham as told by her son Craig

Craig Needham has spoken to many Rotary Clubs and District events over the years to thanks Rotary for its tremendous efforts to rid the world of polio. The mission is personal for Craig, as he shares the amazing and inspirational story of his mother, Jane Boyle Needham, who was diagnosed with polio at the age of 29 and who lived in an iron lung for 13 years while continuing to raise her children in her home.

Craig is a founding partner with the firm Needham Kepner & Fish LLP in San Jose. Born in Palo Alto, Craig graduated from Bellarmine College Prep, Santa Clara University, and Hastings College of Law. After serving in the millitary, he worked for a law firm for three years before starting his own firm. Craig is an avid cyclist,a five-time Ironman, and has participated in 50 consecutive Bay-to-Breakers in San Francisco. Craig and his wife, Stephanie, have been married for 51 years, and they have three children and six grandchildren.