When Olivia is stricken with polio, John-Boy refuses to accept the doctor's prognosis that she may never walk again.

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Olivia Walton (as Miss Michael Learned)
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Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
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Olivia is suddenly stricken down with polio, and is forced to take to her bed. The local doctor follows the accepted treatment of splints attached to Olivia's legs, but John-Boy searches for more than just accepting a lifetime of paralysis. While the community rallies behind Olivia, John-Boy travels to the University of Virginia and talks with a doctor on the faculty who describes a revolutionary treatment which John-Boy is anxious to have his mother try -- anything to avoid a lifetime in a wheelchair. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Drama | Family | Romance

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19 April 1973 (USA)  »

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John-Boy Walton: [Elizabeth is sucking her thumb] Elizabeth, I thought you gave that up for good.
Elizabeth Walton: I thought so too.
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Beulah Land
Tune by John R. Sweney
Words by Edgar Page Stites
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