FDR: Standing at Shangri-La
The only limitation of his tomorrow were his doubts of today.
The free world rested on his shoulders and yet they didn’t know his legs couldn’t support his own weight. Since a paralyzing bout of Polio in 1921, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, had hidden his disability from the world. He refused to let the people see him in a wheelchair.
Secret service would help keep this national secret under cloak and dagger means. But in a little-unknown moment, a young boy visiting the white house, sneaks a photograph that would go down in the history books.
Separated from his class and brought before the President, this young boy reveals something Roosevelt had missed in all his years of hiding his condition. A truth that would set himself and a country on a new path to freedom.