Thalidomide victim Aline Vachon, 51, prepare a hamburger at her home in Montreal, Quebec on November 15, 2014. Simple tasks are exhausting and painful as her arms are misshapen and do not bend and she lives with increasing chronic pain and is unable to afford the $100 a month in pain medication. She like the other Thalidomide victims have yet to receive reasonable compensation from the government or the German drug company GrŸnenthal. Vachon's mother was one of the pregnant women who was given the Thalidomide drug intended to cure morning sickness which caused severe birth defects including malformation of limbs and deaths. (Michelle Siu for The Globe and Mail)