Janette Cooke



Age: 40


Summary: chairwoman of the Thalidomide Society, a group of people who survived the devastating effects of the drug taken by their mothers while pregnant (prescribed from 1958 to 1961 to control morning sickness), who was born without any limbs but defied all odds by marrying and giving birth.



Cause of Death: Massive heart attack


Born: April 24, 1962


Died: November 9, 2002


Location: Manchester, England