Rosaleen (Rosie) is the only Thalidomide Impaired person to have written her autobiography, interspersed with a definitive factual history of the drug Thalidomide from its early years of manufacture in Nazi Germany, to now.
Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds was born in 1960, and describes herself as a disabled person whose impairment, four limbed phocomelia, was caused by the drug Thalidomide.
Having graduated with an Honours Degree in Psychology from Cardiff University in 1985, Rosie became a Civil Servant until she left in 1993.
In 1995, Rosie formed the RMS Disability Issues Consultancy and has worked with the BBC and ITV on various projects covering human interest and disability politics.
Rosie is committed to her voluntary work with many disability organisations and is happily married with one adored son. She has also contributed to a number of books, dealing with the experiences of being a disabled person on both a professional and domestic level.
Of her autobiography, Rosie says that the completion of her story was “A long held promise to my late mother, to commit my story to paper. As the generation of so-called Thalidomide children born in the 1960’s are now in middle age, it is important that the story of Thalidomide, and the lessons learnt from the tragedy, are never forgotten.”
As well as being an Author, Rosie is a Media Presenter, an Actor, an Artist and an Inspirational Speaker.
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