The children we have lost
Sir - I read the articles in your paper last week by Brendan O'Connor, Donal Lynch and Maeve Sheehan about the tragic circumstances that occurred in orphanages throughout Ireland. I can't help but wonder what a huge loss it has been - not only to the families involved but to our country as a whole.
Each child has a purpose in life. Some may take longer than others to figure out what that purpose is. As parents we want to give our children the best chance to reach their potential. But the children in Tuam never had a chance - because they didn't fit in.
But WHAT IF one of those children were to have grown up to be a doctor who would staff our hospitals today? WHAT IF there was a writer or poet among them who would have inspired us and given us hope?