By Simon Hunter
It's 60 years since the outbreak of polio in Northern Ireland.
The Belfast epidemic was the biggest in the country, and one of the last, just as a vaccine was becoming available.
The Rotary club of Belfast, together with those from around the world, has been working to support the eradication of the disease, with a focus on advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and awareness building.
297 contracted it in the city in 1957, including 5 year-old Eddie McCrory.
He and Rotary Belfast President Rosemary Simpson are encouraging survivors to come to a special event at Belfast Castle on the morning of Tuesday 5 December, co-hosted by the 'One Last Push Campaign.'
They spoke to Q Radio's Simon Hunter to tell their stories, and the story of the fight, as polio nears extinction across the globe.
To tell your story – and to register your interest in the event, you can call 0207 544 3602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also show your support by visiting http://uk.onelastpush.org/ and clicking ‘join now’. To donate to Rotary and help end polio, visit www.endpolionow.org
Rosemary Simpson & Eddie McCrory with Simon Hunter