Mona Randolph of Kansas City got polio when she was 20, a year after the vaccine was approved. For 36 years, she has slept six nights a week in an iron lung to help her breathe. It’s a “relief,” she says.
Roman Dinkel is Internet-famous after millions watched a Facebook video of him showing his dog how he walks with forearm crutches. Dinkel, a 2-year-old with spina bifida, lives in Overland Park, Kansas.
Sam Smith performed Saturday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The British vocalist performed Burning, One Last Song, I’m Not the Only One, Lay Me Down/I Sing Because I’m Happy, Omen, Nirvana, Writing’s on the Wall and other songs.