Hey! I'm Peg and I am 12 years old. It all began one day at school....
My seventh grade class had just finished having choir for the homecoming event that day.
Suddenly, my leg started to twitch and the muscle was popping out of my leg.
After choir, I collapsed by my locker. I went home for lunch & had a fever. My mom tucked me into my bed & called the family doctor. At around midnight, I started to vomit. My family assumed that I had the flu.
I found out the following morning from the doctor, that I had Polio. I had to go in the car to the Sheltering Arms hospital in Minneapolis. I wasn't allowed to say goodbye to anyone, in fear of spreading the disease.
When I got to the Sheltering Arms Hospital, I was able to walk into the hospital. The doctors found that I was paralyzed from the neck down. Three days later I needed a respirator, so I was transferred by ambulance to the University Hospital.