Monday, August 24, 2009

Juliana Recio Calero: An Advocate

In this video, Juliana tells her story:

via YouTube: My name is Juliana Recio Calero and I grew up in beautiful Bogotá, Colombia. When I was an infant, I contracted polio and to everyones surprise, survived bronchial pneumonia as well as numerous surgical orthopedic procedures. 30 years later, post-polio syndrome caused me new weaknesses, pain, and fatigue. After walking with leg braces and crutches for years, I had to readjust and accept a new condition that was progressive. After fighting it for a while, I started using a wheelchair, because it gave me independence, made me faster, and helped me conserve energy.

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