Its a New World for Mary McManus, Polio Survivor and PPt
Summary: Please join the Unstoppable Frankie Picasso and guest Mary McManus on Tuesday, March 23rd at 8:00 pm for another Misson Unstoppable. Mary is a Boston Marathon finisher, inspirational speaker, published poet, entrepreneur & former award winning social worker who turned adversity on its head after being diagnosed with post polio syndrome in December 2006. Mary was only 5 years old when she was first diagnosed with Paralytic Polio, the result of a polio vaccine and the end to a 'normal' childhood. Not only did Mary have to deal with the heartache of leg braces and funny shoes, but her home situation was another cross to bear- her mother was addicted to prescription painkillers and her father an abusive alchoholic.. Mary creditsa a caring physical therapist, a dedicated physiatrist and being touched by grace for her ability to walk again. Today she feels God's presence in everything she does. Also joining us this evening is Dr Sheean,director of the Neuromuscular Division in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, at San Diego.