(03)  9598 2977

14 Willis Street, Hampton Vic 3188

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Bayside Polio Support Group

Our monthly meetings generate friendship and understanding, we have 61 active members and a further 60 friends of the Bayside Polio Group.  Speakers share their expertise and experience at our meetings. We publish a monthly newsletter and are kept up to date from Polio Health International, Polio Australia, Post Polio Victoria, Polio Network Victoria, Polio Services (St. Vincent’s Hospital) and other post polio specialists.

Monthly Meetings: First Tuesday of the month 12.30pm-2.30pm

Contact Details: Shirley Glance 0411 660 860, Peter Willcocks 0431 117 950

www.polioaustralia.org.au

Its a fantastic support group for those living with Polio and their families.

The clip "All Walk of Life" gives an inspirational insight into living with Polio;

 

A poem written by one of the group;

To our new friends we can't pretend
To our support group friends
we cannot hide behind
our inability.

We've all been bound hand and foot
knew the splints and hot plasters
injection, dejection, infection, subjection,
and the ultimate resurrection.

We've shared the pain of other's cries
Shared years of forlorn looks and terrifying
physio
hours and hours of
you can
you can do it
just a little more...

No more
No more
No more

Our support group friends understand
the push of others desires.

Our kindred spirits all live the indignity of
"I know I could yesterday, but today I just can't. OK."

Our support friends understand
the autumn sun, to shed our pain
to hold on
rest a while
take a breath and try once more.

Our support friends understand
our dissent
and
why we try ever so hard not to be
noticed
different
clumsy
difficult

To our support friends
we can't pretend
that we're just friends.

- Peter, Bayside Polio Support Group

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