Cardinal George Offers Glimpse of His Polio Fight

CHICAGO, JAN. 10, 2003 ( Cardinal Francis George says a childhood fight with polio left him with an ongoing struggle with resentment about his physical limitations, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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The Chicago native, 65, told a Rotary Club luncheon Wednesday how he was diagnosed with polio. “The big problem I had at 13 was … I couldn’t do a lot of things that I was looking forward to,” he said.

The cardinal, who wears a brace on his leg, still occasionally battles feelings of resentment because of his disability. “But a life of resentment is a crippled life,” he said.

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