Bio:
In 1946, at the age of one, I contracted Polio. Suddenly, a world of infinite possibilities collapsed in upon me.  Everything was now a struggle: breathing, lifting my arms, learning to walk. Nothing came easily.

And the suffering wasn’t just physical. Gradually, I learned about rejection. The subtle, and not so subtle messages that society delivers to the weak and deformed. To protect myself, walls went up. This meant that in various ways I was also emotionally paralysed.  Wasn’t a promising start, but nevertheless, my life has been remarkable.

I played many sports with a vengeance, engaged in petty crime for years, excelled at school and University, bought, sold and consumed drugs. Crossed and re-crossed continents, eluding police from Mexico to India.

At twenty-eight, I abruptly changed direction, and by doing so was able to help many others.

Now, at the end of an event filled life, how do I feel towards the Polio virus which attacked that soft and innocent child those many years ago?  Well, life hasn’t been easy, but it sure has been interesting. Perhaps I should thank that microbe for its blind Benevolence?

General Information:
Canadian, living in Bristol England.

Wife died a few years ago.

One beautiful daughter.

A good life.
 
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Title:   Guatemala To Goa On a Zimmer Frame: Vol 6 Reward
Author:   Jim William West
Publisher:   Sherwood
Language:   English
Date:   2017
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Collections:   Authors Community, Biographies
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Title:   Guatemala to Goa on a Zimmerframe : Insight, Volume 5
Author:   Jim William West
Publisher:   Sherwood
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Date:   2016
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Title:   Guatemala to Goa on a Zimmer Frame : Volume 4 Hitching, Wales to India
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Publisher:   Sherwood
Volume:  Volume 4 Hitching, Wales to India
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Date:   2016
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Title:   Guatemala to Goa on a Zimmer Frame : Volume 3 India
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Title:   Guatemala To Goa On A Zimmerframe : Volume 2, India
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Title:   Benevolence : From Guatemala to Goa on a Zimmer Frame
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