In 2023, this day falls on a Sunday, providing an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities in the UK to raise awareness about this condition. Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a disorder of the nerves and muscles that happens in some people many years after they have had polio
. It is estimated that around 120,000 people in the UK are living with the condition
.To mark Post Polio Syndrome Day in the UK 2023, here are some ways to get involved:
- Share information about PPS on social media: Use the hashtag #PostPolioSyndromeDay to raise awareness about the condition and share information about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Attend an event: Check with local organizations or charities that support people with PPS to see if they are hosting any events to mark the day.
- Donate to a charity: Consider making a donation to a charity that supports people with PPS, such as The Brain Charity or the British Polio Fellowship
- Educate yourself: Learn more about PPS and its impact on people’s lives. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to support those living with the condition.
- Support those living with PPS: If you know someone living with PPS, reach out to them and offer your support. Simple acts of kindness, such as offering to run errands or providing a listening ear, can make a big difference.
Post Polio Syndrome Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about a condition that affects thousands of people in the UK. By getting involved, we can help to ensure that those living with PPS receive the support and understanding they need.