Mental Handicaps, Learning Difficulties

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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]

Brown, Leslie Calvin

Brown and his twin brother, born in a Miami ghetto, were adopted at six weeks of age by a single woman. He was hyperactive as a child and labeled a slow learner. After high school he bec... [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]

Lemke, Leslie

Lemke was born prematurely in Milwaukee and placed for adoption at birth. While still in the hospital awaiting placement he was diagnosed with retrolental fibroplasia (caused by too much ox... [more]

Louganis, Gregory E.

Louganis is of Samoan-Swedish ancestry and was adopted when a few months old by a white couple who also adopted another child. He began competitive diving when he was 10. He had a troubled ... [more]

Massow, Ivan

Massow was adopted aged 12, after four previous families and two other names. He is dyslexic and left school with only two 'O' levels, but he is now a multi-millionaire financial advisor... [more]

O'Brien, Daniel Dion

O'Brien was born in Portland, Oregon and adopted transracially (his birth parents are African-American and Finnish) when he was aged two by a family with two born-to and six adopted childre... [more]

Rat-Children of Shah Daula

According to a centuries-old tradition, barren women who worship at the shrine of the Sufi saint Shah Daula, in Gujrat, Pakistan, will become fertile. But unless they donate their first-bor... [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]

Seed, Michael

Seed was born in Manchester and adopted as a baby. His adoptive mother committed suicide when he was seven and his adoptive grandfather also died before he was 10. He was then raised by his... [more]

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