For more than twenty years, Susan A. Taddonio, D.P.T., has worked with children and families as a physical therapist in schools, homes, and private practice. She was inspired to go into the field of physical therapy by her uncle, who had polio. As a child, she saw him perform ordinary as well as extraordinary tasks—such as doing construction jobs—even when using crutches. She believed that his mental attitude helped him excel and be successful, and she hopes to help kids find that same positive attitude. She lives in Lloyd Harbor, New York.