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October 24, 2015

Roy Ridder was an affable, even angelic young lad with an easy smile and goofy laugh. He always stood out as different, however, as his left hand terminated in a claw-like mass rather than a normal hand. It made you feel creepy to look at it for too long particularly after seeing other people with 'normal' hands.
Roy's 'claw' was usable for pinching motions, as one side resembled a thumb and the other, a short forefinger. Both sides of the claw had 'fingernails' of ghastly shape, which only served to add to the anomaly.
Was Roy Ridder a thalidomide victim?