Mr and Mrs M
Mr M is in his late seventies, and contracted polio at the age of six. As a result, his breathing was severely affected and he became paralysed.
Although he made a slow recovery, Mr M has been a wheelchair user ever since.
He is very active in his community, working with local schools, the hospital and his work for charity, in particular the British Polio Fellowship, has earned him an MBE.
His wife has also recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.