The pandemic that changed my life, the pandemic of polio
Audrey Daigneault of Norwich, CT, was only 16-months old when she contracted the poliovirus in 1949. Audrey says polio "took her childhood and her old age," with lifelong impacts on her physically and emotionally. With the COVID-19 virus continuing to plague the globe and news of vaccine hesitancy in the headlines, Audrey found herself reliving those childhood moments, including being the first in her second-grade class to get a vaccine shot. She sat down with her sister Paula, five years her senior, to ask what she remembered from that time.
- Interview Facilitated by: StoryCorps Mobile Tour
- Connecticut Public Producers: Catie Talarski, J Holt, Meg Fitzgerald
- Music by: Niamh
This conversation was recorded in 2021.
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