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My Grandfather (Gabe Paul)

San Francisco, CA

This is my grandfather in a nutshell:

December 16, 1947


I have received the three receipted bills for services rendered by Children's Hospital to my five year old son, Warren, a victim of polio.

The notations on the bills indicate that a total of $137.22 was paid by the Hamilton County Chapter of National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc. While I appreciate greatly your paying this bill, I cannot conscientiously accept it because I feel there must be needier cases than ours. Therefore, I am closing my check for $137.22 to reimburse the foundation for the payments made on behalf of Warren.

I hope you do not think that I am unappreciatitive, I am not, because I certainly am impressed with the manner in which the polio foundation operates, and am familiar with the many fine things which are being done. It is very comforting to know that there is an organization such as yours on the job to assit the recovery of children sticken by polio. I am closing the check only because I believe that it would be unfair of me to accept your payment of Warren's account.

With every kind wish,
Gabriel Paul.

I'm so proud to be his grandson. We need more people like Gabe.