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When your mom drinks too much
Imagine coming home from school and finding your mom passed out, surrounded by empty bottles. For Louise Farragher, now 24, that was the everyday reality of her childhood in County Mayo, Ireland. She grew up detoxing her mother and looking after her younger siblings.
Today, Louise’s mother is sober and the two have founded an organization that helps other families cope with addiction. Because of the challenges experiences she’s been through, Louise is able to reach out to the children of alcoholic parents and help them through the huge responsibility that’s dropped on their shoulders.
Listen to the report by Alan Meeney in County Mayo, Ireland:
DateTuesday 11.03.2014 | 12:53
Opening hearts for epileptics in Ireland
In Dublin, Rachel Ashe was shocked when she was diagnosed with epilepsy. First by the fact that she would have to take medication for the rest of her life, but also by all the prejudice and ignorance about the disease that she encountered. So, she decided to set up her own support network – Epilepsy Ireland – and now she spends much of her time helping others with epilepsy and raising awareness about the illness that affects some 30 to 40 thousand people in Ireland. One of them is reporter Eoin Kernen, who brings us this week’s Generation Change report from Dublin.
Listen to Eoin Kernen’s report from Dublin:
DateTuesday 07.05.2013 | 13:47