Bennie (1941)

Disclaimer: The following was excerpted from an article in the Capper Foundation Archives. The choice of words used at the time this was written may not reflect current Capper Foundation inclusive language and views.

Bennie (1941)

To the crippled children’s Christmas party in Topeka last year came little Bennie with his arm cradled in a brand new brace. Only a short time before, after a brief, apparently minor illness, his arm was discovered hanging limp and useless at his side. His father, out of work, and his mother, – burdened with the care of younger children, were heart-broken over their helplessness to provide adequate care for their son.

A frantic appeal to The Capper Foundation for Crippled Children brought an immediate response and the arm was put at rest in an “airplane splint” which Bennie wore for many months, supplemented with carefully supervised massage. As a result, at this year’s Christmas party, Bennie will greet Santa Claus with an almost normal arm and completely recovered from infantile paralysis.

The Capper Foundation for Crippled Children is proud of the part it played in Bennie’s rescue from crippledom, and grateful to the many friends whose contributions made such help possible.