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Sucking Air, Doing Wheelies: Memoirs of a Fifties Polio Survivor Robert Mauro

Sucking Air, Doing Wheelies: Memoirs of a Fifties Polio Survivor

Robert Mauro

Published on the 50th anniversary of the Salk vaccine, hereas the story of a baby boomer, who, despite severe polio, a motorized wheelchair and a respirator,MoreHereas the unforgettable autobiography of Robert Mauro, a polio survivor from the 1950s. Published on the 50th anniversary of the Salk vaccine, hereas the story of a baby boomer, who, despite severe polio, a motorized wheelchair and a respirator, goes on to become an artist, the author of six books and a playwright praised
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Hereas the unforgettable autobiography of Robert Mauro, a polio survivor from the 1950s. Published on the 50th anniversary of the Salk vaccine, hereas the story of a baby boomer, who, despite severe polio, a motorized wheelchair and a respirator,MoreHereas the unforgettable autobiography of Robert Mauro, a polio survivor from the 1950s. Published on the 50th anniversary of the Salk vaccine, hereas the story of a baby boomer, who, despite severe polio, a motorized wheelchair and a respirator, goes on to become an artist, the author of six books and a playwright praised by Helen Hayes, the First Lady of the American Theater. Mauro endured painful rehabilitation and several surgeries. And during the tumultuous sixties, while in college, he began to suffer from post-polio syndrome, severe depression, and was put on a respirator. Nevertheless, he overcomes depression, goes on to have his books, plays, poems and short stories published, and finds the love of his life. This remarkable autobiography is about courage, perseverance and never letting oneas disability disable you. Itas a book that should be read by everyone who wants to see what the human spirit is capable of.