A polio survivor is making it his mission to teach people across the Coast about the history of the disease and the impacts it still has on people today.
Bay St. Louis musician and community member Pat Murphy spoke to Bay Rotary Club about his experience fighting polio.
Murphy was born in 1949 in Bay St. Louis. In 1952, Murphy was diagnosed with polio at just two-and-a-half years old and was left paralyzed in his left arm soon after.
Murphy talked about growing up after his polio diagnosis, saying he lived a relatively normal life and was able to accomplish one of his…