Herman Weber and his wife, Nancy, stopped by to make a donation at the Pints for Polio event hosted by the Rotary Club of Blanco County October 27.
Herman, who was born and raised in Blanco County, was personally affected by polio. In 1955 when he was only 2 ½ years old, Herman went from running as a toddler, to walking, to crawling over a short period of time. He had contracted polio. Most people have heard of polio but few know that the disease still affects children around the world. There is no cure, but polio is preventable with a vaccine. In 1960 the U.S. government licensed the oral polio vaccine. Since the year 2000 inactivated polio vaccine, given by injection, has been used in the U.S. The eradication of polio is one of Rotary’s longest standing and most significant efforts and Rotary continues to raise funds in order to help immunize children all over the world.
Pictured left to right: Herman Weber, Jerry Gass, Nancy Weber