Polio still exists, for some
Polio still exists.
At least for some it does, and those patients who have been afflicted by post-polio syndrome have become such fighters that the malady can be temporarily forced into a strategic retreat.
Alma Studer, now of Lubbock, spent seven months at a San Antonio hospital as a 6-year-old in 1945, and Gary Perkins, who grew up to be a bluegrass musician at South Plains College, was paralyzed from the neck down as a 5-year-old in 1959.
They each remember some victories in the battle, but know the war never really ends.