End Polio Now
As Rotary continues its fights against Polio, an inspiring new film depicting the devastating impact of polio is hitting theatres.
Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy star in the love story “Breathe,” now playing in select U.S. theaters and scheduled for wider release over the next month. The movie tells the story of British polio survivor Robin Cavendish, who contracted the disease in Kenya in 1958.
At the age of 28, he was paralyzed from the neck down, confined to a hospital bed with a respirator, and given just months to live.
However, with the encouragement and help of his wife, Diana, Robin was able to leave the hospital and spend the rest of his life advocating for people with disabilities and popularizing a new wheelchair with a built-in respirator.