I saw this on Donna's shelf, borrowed it, read it straight through in one sitting, and have already returned it to Donna. Here's what the book is about:
"I was doing the hula," I said. ...
"Alice didn't know what the hula is," explained Renée.
"So Peg was going to show her," Dorothy added.
Shaking her head in disbelief, Willie helped me into bed and warned me to stay there. "In all my years of nursing," she said, "I've never had a polio patient try to dance the hula" (p. 102).
Peg Schulze became Peg Kehret when I married Carl Kehret. We have two children, Anne and Bob, and I wept for joy the day they got their first polio vaccinations" (p. 172).
In a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret writes about months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again.