Thalidomide victim Bernadette Bainbridge, 52, has seal-like hands, one ear, partial facial paralysis and is completely reliant on her elderly parents because of her disabilities. Her mother took thalidomide which was once considered a "miracle drug" for insomnia and morning sickness when it was in fact damaging an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 unborn babies worldwide. The Canadian federal government gave its victims a one-time compensation payout in 1991 of $52,000 to $82,000 a person-- an insult to the now middle-aged victims. NOTE: After this photo ran in The Globe and Mail as a larger investigative project, Members of Parliament voted unanimously to give survivors Ôfull supportÕ in living with their disabilities.