Saturday, February 7, 2009

Thalidomide Baby Spotlight - Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds

Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds was born with no arms or legs. In a time when society’s attitude was to institutionalize babies like Rosie, her family chose to raise her at home and provide as near normal a life as possible. Rosie is in her mid 40’s and married to Stephen, also a tTalidomide Baby with no legs. They have a “normal” 12 year old son.

“Mail Online” writes about Rosie’s life and her concerns of the return of thalidomide in their featured article:
“Thalidomide Is Back - But Those Scarred By It The First Time Fear It Is A Terrible Mistake”

Rosie wrote a book published in July 2007, “Four Fingers and Thirteen Toes” about her life as a Thalidomide Baby.
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