The following link opens a PDF file with brief excerpts from my life review::

A link to a short excerpt about coming to Downey

The autobiography of Richard Lloyd Daggett

My "life review," or autobiography, was published in May 2010. It is titled Not Just Polio and is available through,, Barnes &, and most online book retailers. It can also be ordered at walk-in book stores and is available as a PDF file from the Polio Survivors Association.

I believe that everyone has a story to tell. Everyone's life is different and interesting. If you haven't already done so, I encourage you to begin telling your own story. Put it on paper, or tell it to a tape recorder. If you would like to share your story with me, or comment on my story, use the E-mail button at the left.

I've enjoyed writing my story. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Links to specific segments of my autobiography:

Richard - Downey part 1
Richard - Downey part 2
Richard - Downey part 3

The link below is to a photograph of my 1959 graduation class. It is a very large PDF file of over 16mb. It will take a very long time to load. I am standing at the far right.

Warren High School Class of 1959 photograph

Links to photographs taken duing my hospitalization at Rancho Los Amigos:

Richard's Personal Rancho Photographs
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