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Barry De Geest – Beyond Thalidomide

New Zealander Barry De Geest was born without arms and several other birth defects after his mother took the experimental drug Thalidomide while pregnant with him. De Geest was not expected to live long and his mother was encouraged to hand him over to an institution. Fifty years later, De Geest is largely independent, a proud father and a successful business owner.

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