Thankful for help

Dear Editor:

I want to say a big thank you to all the staff and volunteers who care for persons with disabilities, making it easier or possible to remain in our homes.

I had polio in 1951 during an epidemic year. The March of Dimes organization was able to help my parents with finances to provide braces, transportation and some other needs after I was discharged from hospital a year later. 

I now have a homemaker weekly who helps me with personal needs and some homemaking services.

Both my husband and I are grateful for this assistance as it lightens his load in the care that he must provide. My disability does present challenges in life and the March of Dimes caregivers certainly help.

May God bless all of you who work, volunteer or support the March of Dimes with your donations. It was because of the polio epidemic in the 1940s that women collected dimes to fight this deadly disease.

Now that polio has been almost eradicated in most countries; the March of Dimes broadened their mandate to assist a diverse group of citizens with disabling conditions.

Pat Woode,