“As a child, I lived for a while in India, where I saw many children who were permanently disabled by polio. It really disturbed me, but I didn’t really know what it was. Now I do. And I know that polio is totally preventable. Recently, I was back in India, where I placed a few drops of oral polio vaccine into a child’s mouth. It was so very moving, knowing that this child is now safe from this terrible disease forever. This is a journey I feel I’m on with Rotary, and I want to see it through to the end. I will continue to do whatever I can to spread the word.”
Archie Panjabi is a Rotary polio eradication ambassador, teaming up with the humanitarian organization to protect children everywhere by eradicating this paralyzing, sometimes fatal disease. Her involvement is genuine and hands-on. Archie has witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by polio, and she’s committed to ending the disease forever.