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July
30

Sabine Becker - the cost of recovery

Posted on Monday 30th July, 2012

A few months ago, artist Sabine Becker, suffered a stroke.  Her recovery has been made more difficult because she is a thalidomide survivor. 

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July
27

Scandal reignited, prosthetics progress and amputee athletics

Posted on Friday 27th July, 2012

thumbnail2The Thalidomide scandal has been reignited this week following the Lynnette Rowe compensation victory.  Documents never before released indicate that evidence the drug's damaging effects on unborn babies was covered up, while the drug continued for sale.  There are a couple of links below in our weekly round-up.  It'll be interesting to watch what happens next. 

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July
23

The inspirational Douglas Bader Foundation

Posted on Monday 23rd July, 2012

The Douglas Bader Foundation is the UK's most well known charity aimed at helping people who are living with limb loss whether congenital or amputee.  Its work is truly inspirational and it has also established a fantastic resource in the Limb Loss Information Centre website. 

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July
20

Pistorious, payouts and great posts - our DysNet best of the week's news

Posted on Friday 20th July, 2012

Iicont was a big week for Australian thalidomider, Lynny Rowe who has finally secured a multi-million Australian Dollar compensation payout from Diageo.  Other groups of thalidomide survivors who are still awaiting settlements are hoping this will be a turning point for them too, so there eis much about this in the news this week. 

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July
18

Multi-million dollar compensation for Australian thalidomide survivor

Posted on Wednesday 18th July, 2012

EDRIC (European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre) which runs the DysNet network, has welcomed the news that an Australian woman who was born without arms and legs because of the effects of the drug, thalidomide, has settled her case for a multi-million dollar sum. 

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