Arun Patel, founding trustee of Polio Children UK, has been a polio victim since he was 1 years old. Through his personal experience with polio over 5 decades, he recognised how sound education, healthy nutrition, optimal health care, and a supportive family made it possible for him to become an independent and a valuable member of the society. He also knew that with only a little help these children’s lives too could be transformed for good.
Two of the founding trustees reside in the UK and one of them lives in the USA. Plus, as noted above, polio is very much a ‘forgotten’ illness and the more we can raise awareness about the continued existence of this illness and the devastation it causes, the greater the hope there is for these handicapped children who otherwise risk being forgotten as well.
Interested persons can contact us and we will be happy to discuss the different options available. We can assure you that your participation in this organisation’s activities at any level will be rewarding, heart-warming, and a lot of fun!
Children, able-bodied or physically handicapped, are very resourceful and have fathomless potential. All they need is a little support and tons of love. The amount of good each and everyone of us are capable of doing in this world is limitless.Back to the top