Media coverage of our “We’re Still Here!” campaign and related activities are posted here, with the most recent coverage at the top of the page.

Polio Survivors Have a Message for Canberra: “We’re Still Here” – Mudgee Guardian

Mudgee’s Ella Gaffney said the National Disability Insurance Scheme shuts out Australia’s single largest physical disability group – survivors of polio. Polio may not receive the same attention as other diseases Continue reading →

Fight on Polio Plight

Yokine Paralympian Elizabeth Edmondson started swimming in the Swan River at the age of six as rehabilitation for polio, which she contracted at just 15 months old. Since then, swimming has been her passion. Now 63, the late effects of the disease recently restricted her to an electric wheelchair full time. But she continues to immerse herself in her beloved pastime of swimming. Together with a group of fellow polio sufferers, Mrs Edmondson recently travelled to Canberra to demand support for those suffering the late effects of the disease. …

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Don’t Forget Survivors of Polio

Polio may prevent Isabel Thompson from doing the housework or shopping without assistance, but it’ll take more than her disability to stop her determination and her independence. It’s a condition the Wagga resident has lived with almost all her life after she contracted it at the age of 10 while living on a small dairy farm. On Wednesday, up to 40 survivors and their families, including Mrs Thompson and her husband, Clarrie, will converge on Canberra decked out in T-shirts and armed with a strong message – “We’re still here”. …

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