September 26 2013
I was born 38 years ago in Sudbury, Ontario. My mother took thalidomide during her pregnancy. This drug has been directly related to me being born with a facial difference. They kept me from my mother for three days to protect her from the reality that I had Treacher Collins Syndrome and looked different. When she finally saw me, her attitude was that she got exactly what she wanted, a little girl with lots of dark hair and dark eyes.