Very few parents would fail to appreciate the anxiety that comes with caring for a sick child in the middle of the night
But for Vera Twomey, whose daughter, Ava, has a severe form of epilepsy that could kill her, it was “the final straw” when her six-year-old had another violent seizure in the early hours of Wednesday.
The mother-of-four then set out to walk 150 miles from the remote County Cork village of Aghabullogue to the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) in Dublin.
In a Facebook post, she begged the Irish health minister to listen to her, and invited anyone who wanted to “walk a mile of the road” with her to do so.
– Read the entire article at BBC News.