This Week in Heroes: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hello everyone!

63 years ago this Friday, Franklin Delano Roosevelt died of a massive stroke in Warm Springs, Georgia.

FDR was our 32nd president and served for a record four terms! He was also crippled with Polio, a disease which can leave the legs of paralyzed

He even helped establish and direct the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, now known as the March of Dimes. This organization’s main goal was to help improve the health of babies. He also helped fund research and the organization eventually found a vaccine for Polio.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered widely by historians as one of the three best presidents the United States has ever had. Even though he tried to keep his disease from public knowledge, he still went through an incredibly difficult experience dealing with Polio. He can be admired as a hero to those who have debilitating diseases.

You can read his hero profile here.

Also, if you have anything to add about FDR or have any questions, please feel very free to comment!

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