Francis Casper


  1. How old were you when you contracted polio?
    12 years old.

  2. Was it paralytic polio? If so, did you have any permanent effects?
    No she was not paralyzed. As she is getting older her bones are shrinking and the right side is shorter than her left side.

  3. When were you diagnosed with post-polio syndrome?
    Yes, 20 years ago.

  4. What do you want people to know about post-polio syndrome?
    "All of my life I have had pain. Now that I am older I do not have pain anymore. I used to get collar pain. This would affect my upper body. Within the last 5 years I have not had the same pain. I have been seeing a chiropractor for the past 50 years. All of my money goes to medical. I broke my shoulder 2 years ago and they put it back in place I had no more pain in my body after suffering for 60 years."

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