Statue unveiled

WASHINGTON: The first statue depicting former President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a wheelchair was unveiled last week at the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC. The statue represents a victory for the National Organization on Disability (NOD), which has campaigned for creation of the figure since 1995. NOD raised the necessary dollars 16.5 million through its Destiny Campaign Committee. Washington, DC-based PR Solutions worked on the launch. FDR was stricken with polio at 39 but was rarely photographed in a wheelchair. The media insisted on minimizing the extent of his disability.

WASHINGTON: The first statue depicting former President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a wheelchair was unveiled last week at the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC. The statue represents a victory for the National Organization on Disability (NOD), which has campaigned for creation of the figure since 1995. NOD raised the necessary dollars 16.5 million through its Destiny Campaign Committee. Washington, DC-based PR Solutions worked on the launch. FDR was stricken with polio at 39 but was rarely photographed in a wheelchair. The media insisted on minimizing the extent of his disability.

WASHINGTON: The first statue depicting former President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a wheelchair was unveiled last week at the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC. The statue represents a victory for the National Organization on Disability (NOD), which has campaigned for creation of the figure since 1995. NOD raised the necessary dollars 16.5 million through its Destiny Campaign Committee. Washington, DC-based PR Solutions worked on the launch. FDR was stricken with polio at 39 but was rarely photographed in a wheelchair. The media insisted on minimizing the extent of his disability.



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