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Barry DeGeest - Beyond Thalidomide

Promo: Barry DeGeest - Beyond Thalidomide


Thalidomide was hailed as a wonder drug for pregnant women; instead it caused the world’s worst medical catastrophe. Thousands of babies were born with deformities. Barry DeGeest was one of the most severely affected in New Zealand.

He wasn't expected to live and doctors tried to convince his mother to abandon him.

Today Barry is celebrating 50 years of extraordinary achievements and a life lived without boundaries.

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Watch the full programme this Sunday, 8.30am on TV ONE and on AttitudeLive soon after.


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