On October 24, World Polio Day, from 1-5 pm join Mary McManus polio and post polio syndrome survivor, 2009 Boston Marathon finisher, inspirational poet and Magic 106.7's Exceptional Woman, and the Rotary Clubs of North Providence and Putnam, Connecticut for a Celebration of Healing and World Polio Day at Wonderland Book Store, 125 Main Street, Putnam, CT.
 
A Celebration of Healing and World Polio Day On October 24, World Polio Day, from 1-5 pm join Mary McManus polio and post polio syndrome survivor, 2009 Boston Marathon finisher, inspirational poet and Magic 106.7's Exceptional Woman, and the Rotary Clubs of North Providence and Putnam, Connecticut for a Celebration of Healing and World Polio Day at Wonderland Book Store, 125 Main Street, Putnam, CT. Rotary International has been tirelessly working to eradicate polio worldwide since the 1980's. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined forces with Rotary International and we are now going, as Bishop Desmond Tutu, polio survivor says, the final inch. Mary McManus contracted paralytic polio in one of the last U.S. epidemics in 1959. At the age of 53, she was diagnosed with post polio syndrome, a progressive neurological disease. Mary returned to the healing cadence of Dr. Seuss which had been read to her before every painful physical therapy session by her physical therapist when she was 5; only now she was holding the pen. Poems with messages of love, light, gratitude, healing and whimsy flowed. Mary realized a new world was unfolding. She left her full time award winning career as a social worker at the VA to follow her bliss and heal her life. Mary will be sharing her inspirational journey and signing copies of her 2nd book of inspirational poetry, "Set Sail for a New World:Healing a Life Through The Gift of Poetry." Rotary will be accepting donations and distributing literature for the End Polio Now Campaign. Sincerely, Joyce Duff Rotary Club of Putnam ________________________________________ This message is automatically generated by ClubRunner for Rotary Club of Putnam. Powered by Doxess. No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 8.5.445 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/3169 - Release Date: 09/30/10 18:34:00
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