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10th August 2002
 

Our mid-winter meeting was well attend by 22 people coming from Matamata, Morrinsville, Te Kauwhata, Kawhia as well as Hamilton and Cambridge. A cheerful and lively interactive presentation by Dr David Prestage was enjoyed by all. Dr Prestage had prepared an informative talk about the initial damage done by polio and what is happening to us polio survivors now. His talk was skillfully illustrated with drawings of muscles, nerves, and sprouted muscle fibres. Lots and questions and good humour.


Dr Prestage has 5 polios under his care and he works one day a week at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Rotorua. We were all encouraged to find such a doctor who has a caring interest in polio patients and open to receive further information about helping us in the future.
Although our mailing list is reducing year by year, we welcomed 2 new couples, Jim Webber and Diana, Karen Morse and Allan. Falls, accidents and illness prevented several members from attending this helpful talk.

Dr David Prestage, Edith Morris, Laura Ladkin

A light afternoon tea was served and many stayed to talk and enjoy each others company well into the afternoon.

















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