New York Times Story Features US Thalidomide Survivors

by | Mar 23, 2020

The New York Times published a four-part article today about US Thalidomide Survivors. Reporter Katie Thomas, tells the story of a group of people, born in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s with birth defects consistent with in utero exposure to thalidomide. After finding each other, the group created this nonprofit organization for their mutual support and encouragement.

Read New York Times Stories

You can read the four parts of the story on the New York Times website.

Part 1

The Unseen Survivors of Thalidomide Want to be Heard by Katie Thomas, New York Times

Part 2

Thalidomide Use Did Happen Here, These Survivors Say by Katie Thomas, New York Times

Part 3

The Story of Thalidomide in the US Told Through Documents by Katie Thomas, New York Times

Part 4

Pursuing an Untold Story of Thalidomide by Katie Thomas, New York Times 

About US Thalidomide Survivors

U.S. Thalidomide Survivors began as a private Facebook group in June 2016. Today, it provides information and peer support for thalidomide survivors born or currently living in the United States. An annual gathering is held in rotating regions of the United States. Members may also participate in groups and events with thalidomide survivors from around the world.

If you believe you or someone you know was born with defects caused by thalidomide, please email or call 612-440-1920
For more information, please visit

Written by US Thalidomide Survivors