President Franklin Roosevelt

    • Anonymous
      August 17, 2006 at 10:23 pm

      Last year there were some reports that Franklin Roosevelt had GBS, not polio. I recently watched “Warm Springs” on HBO and thought about the effect that FDR’s disease had on him. Some historians feel that his disability and subsequent interaction with the poor, the elderly, the disabled may be part of the reasoning behind social security. It is lovely to think so — a whole country may have gotten lemonade because FDR was hit with a horrific lemon.


    • Anonymous
      August 17, 2006 at 10:58 pm

      Thanks for posting that, Marge. To think that my existence today – almost totally relying on Social Security – may have a connection to GBS is – I lack the words for it – exciting.