Wow Moment about Polio Vaccine

On Wednesday I spoke to the grade 7 and 8 class about Polio eradication. Polio was a pandemic, in the 50’s it spread to every country and was declared by the United Nations as the “world's greatest health concern”. Then we talked about polio compared to coronavirus and how we might reduce the fears? They had wonderful ideas, I sure was impressed wit their knowledge.

We went outside to plant tulips around a newly planted Oak Tree. The tree was planted before thanksgiving in memory of a classmate that was killed by a speeding driver as he walking home from school. He was only twelve, some of the students told me the story as we were planting. A tragedy for them to live with at such a young age.

My wow moment was being with such Wonderful young people!!

Submitted October 29, 2020

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