Kelowna – A Tale of Two Cities

I have now been in Kelowna for almost a year and I must admit it is a city of dichotomy.  I would like to say it is a tale of two cities but in actuality it is a tale of many cities.  Kelowna is no longer the sleepy town my parents use to bring us … Continue reading Kelowna – A Tale of Two Cities

Polio Diaries – Episode 4

I am going to switch gears today to discuss supportive alliances.  Polio survivors have had numerous alliances over the years and often the survivors were not even aware of them.  One of those alliances was in the form of the Canadian Paraplegic Association and by extension Canadian veterans.  Although formed to support returning WWII veterans … Continue reading Polio Diaries – Episode 4

Polio Diaries – Episode 1 The Diagnosis

It was just ten days following his third birthday.  He had been exhibiting signs of the flu for almost the entire ten days since his birthday and was getting increasingly sicker.  His mom had taken him to the doctor twice and each time been told if was just the flu.  The date was June 10, 1953 … Continue reading Polio Diaries – Episode 1 The Diagnosis