Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio
Another thing commonly experienced by many polio patients was the Kenny Treatments. On page 49, it tells, "The first (part) was hot packs, and I had begun getting these twice a day in isolation, as soon as my fever broke."
One more real event that was included in the book was Christmas at the Sheltering Arms. On page 89, there is a picture of Renee, Dorothy, and Peg at their Christmas event.
Opinion on the Book
Setting of the Story
- On page 174, during the epilogue, it says, "When my doctor recommended physical therapy, I burst out laughing. Here it comes, I thought. The Return of Torture Time." This impacted me by showing me that one little memory can keep an adult a kid at heart.
- On page 170, the text shows, "I opened my music and began to sing." This one is one I can relate to, since I also turn to music after or during a hard time.
- Back at page 37, it tells, ""This is our daughter, and she has had nothing to eat for over a week. If a chocolate milkshake is what she wants, and she thinks she can drink it, then a chocolate milkshake is what she is going to have."" This tells that your parents will do a whole lot for you, including breaking the rules, and I appreciate it.