How did our support group get started?

The Central Kansas Polio Survivors Support Group formed in 2006 after three area survivors attended the 2005 International Post-Polio Conference in St. Louis. Returning home, they were determined to share some of what they had learned. Eight years later, our 116 members include polio survivors, health care professionals, and friends and families of polio survivors.

We represent many professions: teachers, school administrators, farmers, accountants, nurses, business owners, aircraft workers, sales representatives, labor relations consultants, and wives, mothers, husbands and fathers.

We have members in Missouri, Texas, Arizona, Virginia and of course, Kansas. Our Kansas members come from Alden, Goddard, Wichita, Protection, Montezuma, Meade, Ellsworth, Salina, Greensburg, Sawyer, Newton, Kingman, Lyons, Hesston, Pretty Prairie, Halstead, Great Bend, Claflin, McPherson, Moundridge, Nickerson, Hillsboro, Buhler, Valley Center, Plevna, Spivey, Chase, Clearwater, Larned, Bennington, and Hutchinson.

He that endureth to the end, shall be saved.
- Jesus (Gospel of Matthew)