Carer stories: Polio Then + Now

Supporting Others

PolioThen+NowTwo Family Care readers share their inspiring stories about living with, and caring for a family member with polio. 

Edith Morris contracted polio as a child, and like many New Zealanders who lived through the epidemics, now has Post Polio Syndrome.

And we’re sure you’ll enjoy Judy Walker’s touching tribute to her parents and memories of supporting her Mum, who contracted polio as a newlywed in 1952.

Download our special Polio Then + Now feature here.

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Twenty-four years ago the Post Polio Support Society of NZ Inc was established; in 2013 the name was changed to Polio NZ to include all people who had polio as well as those who have Post Polio Syndrome. You can learn more at their website