William David Jones, a polio survivor and activist, has been featured in a national magazine.
Jones recently completed therapy and rehab at Life Care Center of Gwinnett, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center run by Life Care Centers of America in Lawrenceville. The company manages more than 200 centers around the country and publishes a handful of residents’ life stories each year in its LEADER magazine. Jones’s story was recently published in the 2017 edition.
The story talks about Jones’s life-changing diagnosis of polio, a highly contagious virus that causes multiple levels of paralysis, at age 6. The story details Jones’ treatment at the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, the same hospital which treated the nation’s most recognized polio victim, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as his continued struggle against the odds in his teenage and adult years. Despite his struggles, Jones went on to lead a successful career, serve as a speaker for Rotary International, function as a contributing member in his community and church as well as enjoy the rewards of a loving family.
For more information or to obtain a complimentary copy of LEADER magazine, stop by Life Care Center of Gwinnett, or call 770-923-0005. You may also view the magazine online here.