Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious viral disease that affect mostly children. Known as the more common name of polio, it has been mostly eradicated by 99 percent globally. Still, those who contract the disease will live with the consequences for the rest of their lives. Depending on the severity of it, polio can weaken the muscles, mostly the legs but also the neck, diaphragm, and head can be affected. In extreme cases, the patient can be left paralyzed. Although there is no cure for polio, children are given treatment to prevent complications, recovery, and relief. It is not uncommon to see those impacted by polio to wear lego braces, corrective shoes, and even undergo surgery to have a normal life as possible. Children with polio want to experience the same kind of life as their peers, despite their physical disability. A fighting spirit is enough to beat the odds sometimes.The disease attacks the spinal cord, causing muscle atrophy and paralysis.
His family has put him through physical therapy despite being paralyzed as a baby.
His fellow classmates cheered him on, chanting “David, David, David, go, David go.”
The boy dreams of one day getting rid of his wheelchair for good.
She waits for him with opens arms.
“I cried a lot. I would have never expected that this happened inside the school,” she told a local TV station.
->**”After so many years of hardship it’s indescribable how I feel now. The one thing I want to say is if there are other mothers in a similar situation, never give up on your children,” says Roseley.**<-