A North Dakota woman is the oldest known Polio survivor in the United States.
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 22:23:00 +0000Oldest Polio SurvivorA North Dakota woman is the oldest known Polio survivor in the United States.http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/3421/6958135?cpt=8&wpid=2637KXMBknown polio survivor in the united states. viola filler is 99-years-old and will be turning 100 in a few months. alexus arthur has her story. "i've already found a word." alexus: 72 years ago, viola filler started feeling sick." 86(viola filler, polio survivor) "i had a real bad flu." alexus: she felt weak and noticed it became hard to do simple tasks around the house. 87(viola filler, polio survivor) "then the next morning as i tried to get out of bed i fell and my left leg was paralyzed and that was the beginning of my polio experience." alexus: filler had been struck with polio on her 27th birthday." nat sound -(viola filler) "i tried to be real cheerful during the day but evenings when the lights went out, the tears began to roll." alexus: filler was married and had 4 kids. 88(viola filler, polio survivor) "i struggled until this day... no not really, i overcome a lot of things." alexus: she sure didn't let polio stop her from living her life. 90(viola filler, polio survivor) "i've done the impossible but yet i went and did them." alexus: filler's youngest daugher, connie, bought her an exercycle and it was a present she loved to have. 97(connie pate, filler's daughter) "she rode that exercycle 3 miles a day." alexus: she was on the bike until she was 88 years old and when the family sold the bike, it had 25,000 miles on it." 94(connie pate, filler's daughter) "if you see something you just got to go do it." alexus: filler says she's proud of all the things she's accomplished in her life." 90(viola filler, polio survivor) "you better keep on going, you got to try." alexus: and she continues to make history." 92(viola filler, polio survivor) "it's a miracle that i am still here." alexus: in harvey, alexus arthur, kx news. (chad mira/kx news) filler will turn 100 years old on september 23rd. (lauren kalberer/kx news) when we come back... how this aims to get new people interested