A VICTIM of the Thailidomide drug scandal of the early 1960s will be in Tavira next week speaking about his experiences.
Brian Gault is one of about 500 surviviors of the so-called miracle drug. Thalidomide was prescribed for morning sickness during pregnancy, and was responsible for deformities in many babies born to mothers who took it.
Brian was born with no arms but has never allowed this disability to affect him.
His autobiography, Look, No Hands!, published in 2000, was written as a result of seeing a television programme in 1993 about Thalidomide children who are still being born in Brazil.
The royalties from this book help to provide practical support for children, like Brian, who are born with Thalidomide-related disabilities in Brazil and others around the world with similar disabilities.
Born in Northern Ireland, Brian has been living in the Isle of Man for the last 30 years. Together with his wife May, he now travels throughout the British Isles and other countries sharing his experience and amazing audiences with his encouragement and positive attitude towards life.
Brian will be in Tavira on Thursday, November 16 at 6.30 pm, at Tavira Christian Centre, 126, Rua Candido Almirante Reis (Near Pingo Doce), doors open 6.00pm.
Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. For further details or for directions call Jackie King on 281 322 857.