Thursday 17 August 2017

Shame on powers that be for treatment of brave mother Vera

Vera Twomey protests at the Dáil in a bid to have cannabis-based medicine to alleviate her daughter’s epilepsy. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Vera Twomey protests at the Dáil in a bid to have cannabis-based medicine to alleviate her daughter’s epilepsy. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
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The Government's continued refusal to acknowledge the plight of Vera Twomey in seeking the cannabis-based medication she claims would be helpful in treating her seven-year-old daughter Ava's serious illness is a scandal.

Last week, she was unsuccessful in her bid to meet up with the Health Minister by mounting a sit-down protest at the gates of the Dáil. Since the Government's only response on the day was to surround her with gardaí, one would be forgiven for thinking the woman was a threat to national security.

In the end, gardaí forcibly removed her from her sit-down protest. I'm sure many of them were genuinely upset at having to do so as she is an inoffensive woman desperately trying to help her seriously ill child.

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