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An enduring tribute from a grateful patient
Dr. Khalid Syed

​​​​​Dr. Khalid Syed​

A​ former CBC producer has included a touching tribute to his orthopaedic surgeon in a recently published memoir.

The Man Who Learned to Walk Three Times chronicles the life of Peter Kavanagh, a veteran of the Canadian media.

​​As an infant in the 1950s, Peter was infected with paralytic polio. He suffered permanent paralysis in the lower part of his left leg, which prevented it from growing properly. Throughout his childhood, he experienced many painful and experimental procedures to even out his legs. After leg braces, surgeries, even a full body cast, Mr. Kavanagh has had to learn how to walk three times over the course of his life.