Robert Gettleman’s Rememberance

As a childhood polio survivor, I was experiencing the beginnings of post-polio syndrome in the mid 1970s in my mid- 30’s. I was told by a physician that I should as a childhood polio survivor, I began to experience the weakness of post-polio as a syndrome in the mid 1970s in my mid-30s. I was told by a physician to resign myself to resuming wearing a brace and using crutches. Then I met Anne. As anyone who knew her would attest, she’d have none of that. She put me to work with her “body education” exercises in her apartment and had me walking briskly, sometimes goosing me along when I fell out of line. My wife, Joyce, and I spent many hours with Anne as she changed my life and my confidence in my own body’s capabilities.

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