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By David Frese
The Kansas City Star 

Polio survivor uses 75-year-old iron tube to sleep


August 24, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was the worst headache ever.

While waiting for a bus at 63rd and Paseo to take her home from work, Mona Randolph's head felt like it was going to split open. She had a fever, chills. The sights and sounds of the world intensified. Her nerves were on edge. She was 20 years old, three days into a new job and three months away from getting married.

It was 1956. A year before, the government had approved a vaccine for polio, but kids were the priority recipients. An adult, Mona was thought to have been at little risk.

Today, she has limited use of her right arm, tho...

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