- Milly was irreversibly brain damaged by ‘the new thalidomide’
- Her mother was prescribed with sodium valproate to control epilepsy
- As many as 45,000 babies in the UK have been affected
Sometimes, on a soft grey morning, there comes a surge of happiness so intense that for a few, fleeting moments, all is right in my world.It is a treat, frequently indulged, for my grand-daughter Milly to trot down from her home upstairs to my granny-flat and to sleep with her nan, in my old brass bed. So I wake to wide eyes, just inches away, and when they meet mine, a beam crosses her face to light the skies.