Updated: February 16, 2018
During 2018, as we move toward our transition into PHI, we will be remembering some of the Michigan Polio Network highlights.
We start with honoring some of the early members that were instrumental in forming and shaping our organization.
Dr. Frederick Maynard (top left) then first MPN chairperson, Charlene Bozarth.
Sunny Roller, bottom left, then, Jerry Hazel, MPN chairman for 14 years.
Roger Gross, attorney, Janice Gross, MPN Board member and Ruth Cornwell, treasurer complete the picture to the right.
In the news...
As a polio survivor in Britain who depended on a ventilator to breathe he tackled the problem of being tied to an unwieldy breathing machine, a tie that severely restricted his ability to move around about his environment.
So he made a way to break that tie. He was an innovator who in 1962 developed a method of putting a ventilator on a battery powered wheelchair.
Cavendish's story is told in the new movie Breathe that is hitting theaters this month.
Post-Polio Health International