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