If the state of the building that is home to the Department of Health was in any way a reflection of the state of the Irish Health System, then the only way out would be controlled demolition. Ironically, when I passed by the Department it was this van that was parked in front of it.

While this will most likely happen in the future, what is certain is that Pádraig is demolishing all previously know boundaries for someone with a his injuries, giving the phrase ‘moving forward’ a whole new meaning.

With his feet.

With his hands.

These are no longer just exercises. These are meaningful movements that will allow Pádraig to become more independent and autonomous.