Is this really the right thread for this?
Ill bite though, i think the difference between you and other people is you look at this as a circus, where as others look at this as a possible acknowledgement of the service that the likes of Emma and Vicky have done for the country.
Its a sad state of affairs when we become so apathetic that we look at a medical system that is far from patient first and is down right confrontational when you try and look for a settlement as just a common place illness and we should go quietly into the night. Maybe you should actually ask your mother was she happy with the service she got from her doctors at the time.
Why does this have to be Emma v Vicky or any of the other ladies or even gentlemen impacted. From what i have seen the media has given allot of time to many of the victims even the husband one of of them.
I would like to think that all the pomp and ceremony around Emma's final journey would be seen as a sign of respect to her. For me she is a modern day hero (without being OTT), she basically fought hard to make sure her kids had something after she was gone and by doing so with the others exposed a fairly horrible part of our healthcare system. I would hope that the kids can see from everything that has happened how important the impact their mother had.
I think your wrong, i think if touch wood anything happened to Vicky you would see the same public acknowledgement of respect for her.
What a powerful message Emma left on her funeral day . I hope the powers that be listened and heard her voice .RIP Emma and I hope your children get your strength and courage now
A brave statement in the current climate.
I fear she may have been influenced by the "stick it to the man" brigade which has ended up cheapening and over-politicising her funeral service.
I saw nothing whatsoever cheap about a brave woman sending out a message to those who can change policies to protect women .
Absolutely. Unbridled unquestioning hero worship whipped into almost mass hysteria- none of us know the intimate medical details of her case- screening is never 100% accurate and nature/diseases can be so unpredictable in their manifestation. At least that is my understanding of it all.
I thought the funeral was a shocking over the top spectacle. I don’t care what sacred cows I’m slaying here- it was awful that she died so young and her young kids left behind but in all fairness the state or labs didn’t actually give her that cancer. I know dozens of friends and family over the years that died in all different circumstances of this cruel disease. Their families never got €7.5 million. They weren’t paraded across Dublin and the country as national martyrs either.
I think the whole episode was actually quite disturbing and way ott.
If Emma wanted to have a pink coffin with purple balloons on it and drive from Kerry to Dublin in a blaze of glory I absolutely do not understand why this should bother anyone . But of course we always get the ones who find it " wrong " or " cheap " or some other insulting word
Says way more about the posters than about Emma
Do we know that's what she wanted? Was it publicly mentioned that she wanted to be driven past Leinster House, Department of Health etc and the mass in Pro Catheral. Just pondering whether this would have been her decision or someone else's. It wouldn't be something I'd want for a family member of mine or for my kids to endure if it was me who died; just wouldn't be fair on them.
Again, if it was her wishes, then that clears things up. Not sure how it would've worked.
Thing is it wasnt your funeral or your children or mine .It was Emmas and I for one give her the courtesy of knowing her own children and what they could endure .
It is reported her choice of route for the cortege is to make politicians ask themselves if they could do better in future to help women affected by the cervical screening controversy.
In a statement released by her family yesterday, they said it was one Emma's wishes "to encourage those within to hold a mirror up to the organisations and agencies that they preside over politically and practically".
"Before she slipped from our world, our beloved Emma requested that her final journey should pass by Leinster House at Kildare Street, Government Buildings on Merrion Street and Department of Health on Baggot Street.
What's brave and courageous young woman. Who despite her illness from this horrible disease stood up and helped shine a light on this awful situation, that she and other weman find themselves in. Heart breaking for her young family. Heart felt condolences.
RIP Emma xxx
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