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Post-Polio Health (ISSN 1066-5331)

Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring 2014


Celia Yoder Looks Toward 99th Birthday With an Attitude of Gratitude

Exactly three years before the peace treaty ending World War I was signed in France, Celia Bell Yoder was born on November 11, 1915, on a farm in north-central Oklahoma.

In 1930, she contracted polio, which affected her left hip and leg, which is a half-inch shorter than the right. She was never hospitalized, but remembers being in pain. She was diagnosed with infantile paralysis after the fact.


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