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"An essential read that will make you laugh and cry, be angry and proud with every turn of the page.

Rosaleen (Rosie) overcame horrendous injuries to her physical being as a result of her mother being prescribed Thalidomide during pregnancy. The drug left Rosie with four fingers, two sprouting from each shoulder and thirteen toes on legs which came to an abrupt end above th
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Paperback, 244 pages
Published February 2nd 2009 by Authorhouse (first published January 7th 2007)
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Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very revealing insight into Thalidomide "victims"

Before I read this book I knew Rosie and Steve through their association with Porthcawl Lions club. I had no idea of the struggle with life and others of the 'human' fraternity that they and fellow sufferers had to endure until I read Rosies incredible story.
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Rosaleen (Rosie) Moriarty-Simmonds was born in 1960, and describes herself as a Disabled Woman whose impairment, four limbed phocomelia, was caused by the drug Thalidomide.

Having graduated with an Honours Degree in Psychology from Cardiff University in 1985, Rosie became a Civil Servant until she left in 1993.

In 1995, Rosie formed the RMS Disability Issues Consultancy and has worked with the BBC a
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