De & Doreen Wiltse
The love of a husband. Doreen in iron lung from Polio About Doreen Marie (Bergan) Wiltse: Married Emery Delos Wiltse on October 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA Was stricken with Polio as a young adult. ... show more
The love of a husband. Doreen in iron lung from Polio
About Doreen Marie (Bergan) Wiltse
Married Emery Delos Wiltse on October 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA Was stricken with Polio as a young adult. ...more about Doreen Marie (Bergan) Wiltse
If all you anti-vax people had to live had to live through the threat of all the diseases we lived (and died) through as children you'd be begging "someone" to DO "something"!!
She had been engaged when she contracted this vile disease. Insisted on breaking it off. Her fiancée stayed in contact and his family visited often. In later years, June loved her support dog Angel. She was also able to go, with incredible organisation, to a very rare football match, iron lung, ambulance and footy colours!
The doctors said to make him ride a tricycle that was too big for him so he would stretch, no crippling effects for him. His roommate was a different story, his mom kept taking off the ice packs and the heating blankets and sat and cried because Jerry was in pain, Jerry is now 63 and still walks with Canadian Canes. We were given the Salk Vaccine the next summer and we have all survived without any physical defects, we were extremely lucky. Many kids in our school were cripples in their legs and arms. My mom was a nurse and she noticed any changes in our strength and took us to the doctor right away. Ray was the youngest and he was the only one that had to be in the iron lung, 4 of the longest weeks in his three year old life!