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Thread #155578 Message #3661641
Posted By: Bill D
18-Sep-14 - 06:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: Anybody watching 'The Roosevelts' on PBS
Subject: RE: BS: Anybody watching 'The Roosevelts' on PBS
I never knew until last night how deeply FDR was involved/invested in Warm Springs. Whatever anyone thinks of his politics or personal life, he made a real difference to many people who came there for 'treatment' and inspiration.
And although he never significantly recovered use of his legs, he built up his arms and learned to get around a bit on just 2 canes.... amazing determination.
(My ex-wife had polio, and unfortunately, she had (as she said) probably the last doctor in the country who believed in complete immobilization as 'treatment'. It left her with a severely distorted spine. She spent most of her life using Canadian crutches, and did as much in her own way as FDR.)