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Cured' polio victim finishes school
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated January 26, 1961 partially reads, "Only a few persons paid any attention today to the way Karen Lynn Weingard walked up to the lectern to deliver a commencement address at North Hollywood High School...They knew that less than four years ago the 17-year-old graduating senior could barely walk at all--a polio victim from the age of 3 months...Two operations, coupled with two hours of daily exercising and therapy for nearly 14 years, overcame the paralysis in her right leg...Karen today considers herself every bit as normal as any of the other 1,846 Valley students who are scheduled to receive their diplomas at mid-year graduation exercises." Pictured is Karen Lynn Weingard, right, being congratulated by vice principal Theresa Jinks.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
North Hollywood High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Commencement ceremonies--California--Los Angeles
High schools--California--Los Angeles--Employees
High school graduates--California--Los Angeles
Teenage girls--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Poliomyelitis--California--Los Angeles
Academic costume--California--Los Angeles
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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