Polio Survivor
Nov 10, 2021
John Nanni (Nov. zoom)
Polio Survivor

A member of the Rotary Club of Middletown-Odessa-Townsend; aka: MOT Rotary Club in Middletown, Delaware.  

John has given over 300 Polio Talks to Rotary Clubs, District Conferences & Assemblies, RYLA, Rotaract and Interact Clubs and Zone Training Seminars all over the world: “Delivering on a Promise”

John is a polio survivor (Class of 1953), paralyzed from his neck down for 6 months just prior to the Salk Vaccine major testing. He now uses a wheelchair for most of his daily mobility due to severe Post-Polio Syndrome issues.

John is the recipient of Rotary’s Regional Service Award for a Polio Free World

Currently John serves as:

- Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force for the US Congress

- District 7630 PolioPlus Chair (all of Delaware & Eastern Shore Maryland)

- District 7630 DEI Committee - Diversity-Equity-Inclusion

-- Board member of the Polio Survivors Rotary Action Group - PSA

-TRF Major Donor

- Member of the Paul Harris Society

-Member of Rotary Foundation Benefactor Endowment

- John currently consults with Polio Survivor Support Groups around the world.

Passionate about saving lives as a Platelet Donor: 340+ donations (= 42+ Gallons)