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Bijani, Laden & Laleh

Laden and Laleh Bijani were born joined at the head, to a poor farming family in Shiraz, Iran. The family had 11 children and were unable to care for them. They remained in hospital for som... [more]

Blackburn, Tom (see Deacon, Joseph John)

Deacon was born with severe cerebral palsy of the entire body. His mother died when he was six and he went to live with his grandmother. When he was eight, after a number of operations, he ... [more]

Deacon, Joseph John

Deacon was born with severe cerebral palsy of the entire body. His mother died when he was six and he went to live with his grandmother. When he was eight, after a number of operations, he ... [more]

Kipling, J. Rudyard

Kipling was born to English parents in Bombay, but when he was six years old he and his sister were sent back to England, where they were fostered until 1877 by a rigidly Calvinistic family... [more]

Maui

Maui was miscarried by his mother, the goddess Taranga, and abandoned for dead. She cut off her hair, wrapped the baby in it (hence the epithet Tiki Tiki a Taranga: Taranga's Topknot), and ... [more]

Roberts, Ernie (see Deacon, Joseph John)

Deacon was born with severe cerebral palsy of the entire body. His mother died when he was six and he went to live with his grandmother. When he was eight, after a number of operations, he ... [more]

Ward, Glenyse

Ward was born in Perth. When she was a year old she was forcibly removed from her birth family (see Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children ) because her mother took her... [more]

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