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Turning Emotions into Action

In Nigeria, we organized a rally of nearly 100 polio survivors from Sokoto and marched to Sultan of Sokoto’s palace. Many of the survivors that came on the march had rarely ventured out of their homes especially the women. So this march was a liberating moment, it was beautiful to see these people who had been badly disfigured by polio, crawling, dragging, skating using whatever means necessary to travel on the two mile walk to the palace.

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Back to Nigeria: Polio in Northern Nigeria

This is part three of a four-part series from U.K. Broadcaster and ex-Paralympian Ade Adepitan. Ade recently went back to his birth country of Nigeria to see why kids in his country were still getting polio.

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Back to Nigeria

Going back to Nigeria to learn about polio was an incredibly humble experience. In Nigeria seeing people who have had polio is the norm; they ride through the dusty chaotic streets on homemade skateboards. Low to the ground they glide effortlessly through the dense Lagos traffic, Shaun White or Tony Hawks would be in awe of their abilities. They’re usually lean, muscular and their eyes tell the story of a hard existence. The streets and roads they ride through are dirty sometimes you’re better off not looking at what’s beneath your wheels so flip flops are worn on their hands for protection.

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One Drop Away From a Polio-Free Life

This is part one of a four-part series from U.K. Broadcaster and ex-Paralympian Ade Adepitan. Ade recently went back to his birth country of Nigeria to see why kids in his country were still getting polio.

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