It's now 2019 and the adults that are living with the effects of thalidomide are simply existing in bodies that are worn out, painful, and unbelievably disabling. The future is bleak and understandably, survivors are scared. For the most part, Thalidomide survivors in Australia have been fiercely independent. Along with their families and loved ones, they have struggled and suffered … but they lived quietly. Today however, their disabilities and general health is being severely impeded upon as they age. After more than 57 years, Thalidomide survivors are looking to the Australian Government to recognize, own, and deliver on its responsibilities.