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Kansas Polio Survivor "Hopes and Prays" Many Will Agree to COVID-19 Vaccine

Pat Gray gave up her crutches in 2006 and began using a wheelchair so that her arms would stay strong. (Photo by Anne Kniggendorf, Kansas News Service)

The coronavirus is far from the first contagious illness that has upended society. The polio virus plagued the United States for decades before a vaccine was distributed in 1955. Kansas News Service reporter Anne Kniggendorf spoke with 80-year-old Pat Gray at her assisted living facility in Lenexa about surviving that disease.

The Kansas News Service is a collaboration among public media throughout Kansas to report on health, education, and politics across the state.


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