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To Stand On My OwnM a helpless rocastinator i know shame on me but after I finished the book 2 days I realized that at the end under the title Famous eople who had olio Arthur C Clarke s name was rinted at the very bottom I nearly fell off my chair i was doing a orject on that author was doing a orject on that author needed to find some extras other interesting information YAY I m going to include this book and maybe bring it in for a class Karneval, Vol. 4 presentation Yay I m going to encourgae others to read this and get a good mark Yay This book is truly awesomeExcuse any mis spelt words I wrote this in a rush and goodreads dosen t have spellcheck I have been supporting the elimination of Polio with Rotary the last few years I really appreciated thiserspective of what it was like in Canada before the disease was eradicated here Very informative This book was actually shorter than I would have liked it to be It could have been longer in my humble opinionThe year is 1937 Summer in Saskatchewan Smack dab near the middle of the Great Depression I think might need to brush up on my historical timelines Noreen is our narrator forced to spend 30 minutes a day with her diary because her mother worries she is becoming too much of a tomboy Noreen enjoys climbing trees biking with her brother and friends snowball fights swimming and many other things Not all of these are considered The Hiding Place proper for a young lady Fortunately Noreen s father still has a job though his hours are reduced so her family can afford to keep their house and food on the table without the use of the government Reliefrogram Noreen s older brother is sent away to a relative s farm in Alberta to work thereby giving a bit of relief to their arents by having one less mouth to feed Noreen s mother is aranoid about her children otentially catching olio which is running rampant through the city s youth The Elephants Journey population It even gets so bad that several schools decide to open late in the year to helprotect its students Noreen and her brother are forbidden from going to any crowded Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' place including the swimmingool So Noreen and her brother disobey and sneak into the ool claiming they are too oor to Changing Face of the Hero pay Not far into the book Noreen finds she can t use her legs and is in terribleain The doctor is called and she is diagnosed with The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry polio She is whisked away to the hospital by herarents where you get a first hand look of what a StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story polio ward would be like Noreen can t use her legs She is strapped into leg braces to keep her from getting drop foot and is given something in an attempt to make sure the virus doesn t spread In the bed beside her is a boy who struggles to breathe becauseolio has It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life paralyzedarts of his chest He is later transported to a hospital where he is Lignin Biodegradation placed in an iron lung An older lady across the aisle from themasses away Once Noreen is deemed noncontagious she is sent home where her condition doesn t improve and her grandfather fights with her mother about her treatments Finally her mother and father ag. Few weeks she gains Pure Chance partial recovery but her family makes theainful decision to send her to a hospital far away for further treatment To Stand On My Own is Noreen’s diary account of her journey through recovery her treatment; life in the ward; the other atients some of them far worse off than her; adjustment to. ,
Ree to send her away to a hospital in Saskatoon I think where they try to rehabilitate eople struck by olio For 3 or 4 weeks Noreen stays there in a room with 3 other girls 3 or 4 weeks Noreen stays there in a room with 3 other girls is almost completely aralyzed by olio and spends her days strapped to a board to keep her muscles from ulling too far out of lace Thelma is like Noreen unable to use her legs But unlike Noreen she doesn t seem to be driven to recover It is later discovered why Noreen accidentally gives Thelma a reason to want to be better during a conversation which is uite inspiring there is also Juliathink it was Julia conversation which is uite inspiring there is also Juliathink it was Julia is not written about as muchWhat s interesting is that Noreen gives a retty detailed description of all the exercises and treatments she goes through to help her get back some of her mobility She gives you the general schedule at which she and the other girls live by while in hospital While all of this might sound boring it s actually A (kinda) Country Christmas pretty interesting You also get invested in her friends as she describes their individual hardships and the friendships they develop with each other You cheer right along with them when Edna is finally able to move her fingers It s a small thing but symbolizes hope for her You also get to experience the failures of others like Thelma who has to have her tendons cut in her ankle in order to relieve theain of her drop foot which is artially due to the fact she refused to do her recommended therapies Heck you even get to see the boy from the first ward again now in an iron lung in the very same hospital that is trying to rehabilitate NoreenWhile most of this book obviously takes lace in hospital it does give you a glimpse of Noreen s life once she returns home and her decision to continue getting stronger with hopes of walking without leg braces once again This book s diary entries end on a very hopefully note However the epilogue and historical notes give you a gloomy outlook like how olio almost strikes again when the victims grow older Despite everything Noreen did she ended up using crutches again when she was much older and eventually went back into using a wheelchair for mobility The boy in the iron lung made a artial recovery only to die in his 30s I think due to his compromised lungs Sure they are fictional characters but you grow attached to them and any reader will surely realize that while these National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 particulareople are fictional there are real eople who had very similar experiences and that s heartbreakingIt s great to ut into Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism prospective what an unchecked disease can do toeople especially when eople are doing stupid things nowadays like refusing to Vaccinate Their Children Against their children against reventable yet deadly diseases because of some outdated and disproved studies say it s bad Herd immunity doesn t work when arts of the herd the can be vaccinated aren t vaccinated Epidemics like this can be completely avoidedAnyhow I uite liked this book and would have loved if it was a bit longer. Life in a wheelchair and on crutches; and ultimately the emotional and hysical hurdles she must face when she returns home In this moving addition to the Dear Canada series award winning author Barbara Haworth Attard recreates a desolate time in Canadian history and one girl’s brave fight against a deadly diseas.