There is a saying, “If life gives you a lemon, make lemonade.”
Make a pitcher of lemonade using the recipe in the back of the activity book.
How did the lemons change when they became lemonade?
What was the lemon in the lives of the children in the story? In your story?
(See accompanying printable chart in activity book).
If you got the kind of polio that affected your breathing, you needed an iron lung to live and sometimes there were not enough to go around. Imagine being a doctor and having to decide which child would get an iron lung and which wouldn’t. After all, without an iron lung, you could die.
The original iron lung cost almost as much as an average home at that time, so only so many could be manufactured at one time. Before Mr. Roosevelt got polio in 1928, there was no such thing as an iron lung or money raised for polio research.