Posted April 26, 2012

My father-in-law recently passed away having been a polio survivor. He lived in southern Ohio.  He has several pairs of dress shoes of mismatched sizes and we are interested in giving them to someone.  His left shoe size was 10B  and his right was  9B. There are at least ten pair of very nice shoes in excellent condition we would love to give someone who matches these sizes.

Contact Shari Smoot,


Posted April 8, 2010 - I received a request for assistance in locating the brother (who had polio) from his sister. If you can provide any information to help her in her search, I am sure that it would be appreciated. Thank you, Pat Kelly 
My name Jacquie Pfeiffer. I was born August 22, 1959 in Youngstown, OH to a woman by the last name of Price. Her maiden name was Thompson. I know I have a biological brother who was stricken with Polio. I am unaware of his age, but I assume that he is in his late 40's to early 50's.  Sometime between 1959 and 1962, my biological mother relocated to Chicago, IL. My brother and I were taken by the State of IL and placed in foster care, eventually being adopted by separate families. If you have any information about a person fitting my brothers description, please contact via email at
Pete and Peri Kennington


My name is Nick  and I had  polio in 1951 in my left leg.
I wear a 9 1/2 shoe on my left foot and a size 11 shoe on my right foot.
So when I buy shoes I'm stuck with a 9 1/2 right and 11 left
If any man has polio in the opposite leg that I do and can use these shoes and maybe trade with me, email me at



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