Never has this message be broadcast to the nation about severe acquired brain injury: the families are abandoned, the injured neglected. It’s time for change.

We really would need our heads examined if we allowed the current situation to continue.

This week, the private suffering and misery was converted into a public outrage. Today alone on TodayFM, Newstalk, Raidio na Gaeltachta, Primetime, the Irish Independent and other media outlets, the message was sent to the politicians: Basta. No more.

With a bit of luck, there will be more coverage tomorrow on Morning Ireland.

We’re just warming up:)

Pádraig went to a park today and two young boys started to talk to him and to us – a Syrian and a Lebanese. They wanted to know what “that” was in his neck. Pat explained to them that it was from a tracheostomy and why he had had one. They felt sorry for Pádraig when they heard about the accident, and the Syrian boy asked whether Pádraig had died? – Even Pádraig had to smile at the innocence of that question!