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How Polio Inspired a Doctor's Future as a Surgeon

Thank you to Dr. Sandeep Munjal, Orthopedic Surgeon from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In this video, Dr. Munjal shares his story of visiting a polio camp in India in the 1970's while he was in medical school. The impact of that visit inspired Dr. Munjal to enter the field of orthopedics.

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October 19, 2023

Mason City Globe Gazette article


June 17, 2023

John's press conference on the Express News Asia You Tube channel, along with friends from the Chennai Rotary Club


June 7, 2023

The Gazette article by Diana Nollen


June 4, 2023

WHO Newsradio Focus Podcast with Sue Danielson provided a quick update on the flight


May 7, 2023

Billund, Denmark Rotary Club Governor's Letter


May 6, 2023

WMUR (Manchester, New Hampshire) story


May 5, 2023

The Gazette article by Diana Nollen, photos by Nick Rohlman


May 5, 2023

KWWL story by Katie Wadman

May 5, 2023

WHO Newsradio 1040 story by Sue Danielson


May 4, 2023

Jump Seat article from Collins Aerospace, a Flight To End Polio sponsor

May 4, 2023

Spencer Reporter (Spencer, Iowa) article 

May 3, 2023

NewsRadio 1040 WHO podcast with Sue Danielson


May 3, 2023

John O'Groat Journal & Caithness Courier (Scotland) article by David G. Scott

May 1, 2023

KDAT story by Bob James

April 9, 2023

The Gazette article by Diana Nollen, photos by Jim Slosiarek

March 13, 2023

Corridor Business Journal article by Noah Tong

January 2023

Rotary District 6000 Magazine article by Pilot John Ockenfels

August 5, 2022

The Gazette "Back on Track" article by Diana Nollen

December 25, 2019

The Gazette article by Diana Nollen, photos by Andy Abeyta

January 7, 2020

KMRY Radio 1450 AM/93.1 FM interview with Eric Walker and Ricky Bartlett

February 3, 2020

Coe College Courier

February 2020

All Around Rotary podcast with Shawn Mullen

February 26, 2020

Lunch with Friends interview with Tim Nash

March 7, 2020:

KCRG's coverage of our Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

April/May 2020:

Midwest Flyer Magazine


June 29 newsletter

June 25 newsletter

June 16 newsletter


Click to read our May 30, 2023 newsletter.


May 16, 2023: Watch the recording of our Zoom call with Rotary in Denmark.

Click here to read our May 27, 2023 newsletter:

Read all the recent updates and view recent videos.

May 16, 2023:

Update from Canada.


May 12, 2023:

Back in the air! Plane has been fixed! Details here.


May 9, 2023:

FLIGHT UPDATE: We plan to be back in the air by Thursday, May 11! Read the details here.

May 7, 2023:

We are currently grounded for repairs in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. We hope to be back in the air in a few days.

May 6, 2023:

  • Video message from Carolyn Johnson, Rotary District 7780 Governor

  • Video message from Mike McGovern, Chair Rotary's International PolioPlus Committee

  • Video of landing at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

May 5, 2023

Video of the take off!

February 25, 2020

FTEP Recognized by The Rotary Foundation

The Flight to End Polio was honored to receive this letter from The Rotary Foundation Chair, Gary C.K. Huang, and the End Polio Now Chair, John F. Germ.

March 7, 2020

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed an official proclamation, declaring March 7 "Flight to End Polio Day".

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