Franklin D. Roosevelt and his Heroic Courage to Overcome Polio

Highlighting the personal courage and determination of FDR and his struggle to overcome the debilitating effects of polio. Featuring before and after pictures, and a letter describing how painful the braces were to wear. Discussion on how Polio shaped his character and the creation of the March of Dimes.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum’s mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on life.