This story of a brave woman who saved thousands of children from disability will inspire you

There were times when no one would listen to the words of a female scientist, but Frances Oldham Kelsey stood her ground, was right and saved thousands of life.... Have you ever heard her inspirational story?

Have you ever heard about Kelsey before? Did her story surprise you? Do you know any other inspirational stories about brave women?

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Doris Dallaire
Had never heard of her but I knew about thalidomide. Very impressed with this great woman.
Sep 24, 2021 5:08PM
Pierre Poirier
I knew a thalidomide baby. In spite of having no hands, only one arm, he made a success of his life. But , he did not need to be that wat. A pharmaceutical company’s greed made his life more difficult. I live in Canada
Sep 15, 2021 7:56PM
So, Dr. Kelsey was the second woman to receive the Outstanding Civil Service Award. Who was the first??
Sep 9, 2021 8:00PM
Allison Aspden
I had not heard of her before,
Mar 24, 2020 3:45AM
Jean-Paul Bard
Again, it goes to show us that you need to stick to your principles and not accept something at face value. In what some would describe as a male dominant environment, (mentioned in the article), this woman pushed forward and changed the course of history. Bravo, very well done!!!
Jan 4, 2020 4:37PM
Dorothy Straube-Noecker
I hadn't heard about this amazing woman.
Jan 3, 2020 6:41AM
Great story! Thank you!
Dec 3, 2019 10:41PM
Doris Coppock
Happy to learn this I never knew it
Nov 13, 2019 9:14PM
Nickey Welsh
Never heard of her before. Very interesting and informative. Good one.
Nov 6, 2019 5:08PM
Julie Allen
1961 – Australian doctor William McBride wrote to leading medical journal, the Lancet, after noticing an increase in deformed babies being born at his hospital – all to mothers who had taken thalidomide. The drug was withdrawn later that year.
Sep 18, 2019 5:28PM
Vicki Herman
Ask questions about everything!
Jul 29, 2019 6:29PM
Dick Horam
There needs to be a lot more people like her, she was a special and heroic lady.
Jun 16, 2019 7:00PM
Rich Davis
Hadn’t heard of her before. My mother was offered thalidomide but fortunately refused to take it. I went to school with a couple of kids affected with birth defects from thalidomide.
May 22, 2019 7:42PM
Nancy Gardner
No I was not aware of this woman’s contributions to our lives. Thankyou.
May 20, 2019 6:49PM
Gladys Ruiz Temple
Extraordinaire laity
Apr 20, 2019 4:48PM

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