The Art Of Surviving

“Love and empowerment have a fantastic impact on people”

Mercédes Benegbi
Mercédes Benegbi has served as executive director of the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada since 2002. She has held various positions both in the public and community sectors, particularly in the service of persons with disabilities, and she has been on the board of the Confédération des organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec for over twenty years. Born in 1962, Mercédes is a Canadian survivor of the thalidomide tragedy.

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