I was born in 1953. This qualifies me as the ultimate baby boomer as I was born dead center of the post WWII to 1963 surge in US and UK population. Being born at this particular time in history gave me a firsthand view of many events. Some of these were joyous, some were not. I remember my friend Jacques who developed Polio as a child. Fortunately he was not one of the thousands of children confined to live in a terrifying breathing assistance contraption, the iron lung. Jacques was merely confined to a wheel chair for 15 years until through a combination of therapy and determination he was able to walk.
|The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author
and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.