By Jewat Sunder, Rotary Club of Khipro Sunders, Pakistan
I recently traveled to the Sanghar District of Pakistan to meet the parents of a child who had tested positive for polio. Rotary members were taking part in immunizing children against polio during a one-day drive.
Seeing the child reminded me all the more why we must eradicate this disease. The parents cooperated with me in distributing vaccination information, and I handed out End Polio Now caps, pencils, and balls.
Just a few drops and we can protect children like this from polio. But we need to continue to remind parents to get their children vaccinated, and we must continue to fund the fight. Please join us in ending polio.
These kids have a chance with the help of Rotary and the cooperation of the parents. I did not have that chance in 1948. My parents couldn’t make the decision for me to have the vaccine so I did get polio. It is great that so many children can be protected today. Thanks Rotary for your help.
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