The Child’s Face of Physical Impairment
From the 1930s on, service clubs, for example Rotary and Easter Seals, expanded their work of providing needy children with wheelchairs and orthopedic equipment. They also raised research funds for prevention of congenital conditions, such as cerebral palsy, as well as the annual polio outbreaks. Today Easter Seals include children with physical disabilities as campaign “ambassadors”. Did past publicizing of children as "Timmies" and "Tammies" focus on the child or the impairment?