A Hutchinson man working on a documentary about area survivors of polio, a crippling childhood disease that swept the nation in the 1940s and 1950s.
Nathan Guy said he got the idea for the film a year ago when he
went to a meeting of the Central Kansas Polio Survivors Group in
Hutchinson. Guy said he was moved to make the film because the
polio survivors he met ``have such a gung-ho attitude about
One woman in the movie spent six weeks in an iron lung, while
another lost a son to the disease and had three other children who
survived it. Polio killed thousands and left many others disabled.
He's been showing 9-minute trailer of the film to raise $30,000
to complete the documentary.
If Guy can finish the film, it will be shown at the Post-Polio
Health International Conference April 23-25 at Warm Springs, Ga.