TV presenter Julia Roberts has an enviable, toned physique, but when you learn that as a child she was struck with polio, her fitness is even more impressive.
The infectious disease attacks the nervous system and can lead to paralysis, disability and even death.
At 14 months old, Julia spent 18 weeks in hospital and doctors predicted she would be disabled. But her parents refused to accept this. Incredibly, Julia became a dancer and fitness instructor before going into TV.
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