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It's Open

Posted 30/3/2016

On a very hot March day (youve guessed already I wasnt at home in Ireland!) I was in Uganda with a scissors in my hand and all that stood between me and the childrens hospital I was about to open was a narrow white ribbon.

However just before I cut it to declare the hospital open my mind did an amazing nano second recap on what it took to get here. Begining with my wife and life long buddy Jean and me traveling to Uganda, To her losing her heart of love to the children of that beautiful country, To her vision that we should build a hospital where kids could receive life changing treatment. To her sudden death one week later. To our devasation as a family. To our unbelievaable sense of loss. To the thought lets build that hospital in her memory. To convincing easily convinced friends that this is what we should do. To countless fundraisers and incredible generosity. To massive comedy nights in the Olympia theatre. To book writings and launches and sell outs.To quiz nights, fun nights, dance nights, bake days , cake days staying awake days. To finding a site. To finding the right man in Uganda to throw our lot in with. To workin with planners and engineers . To monitoring costs . To praying for grace. To feeling sad. To feeling elated. To digging the first foundation, Seeing the first bricks go up. Seeing walls rise and rooftops being placed. To widows being fitted. Walls plastered keys turned all ready. Ribbon attached scissors in hand. And then I simply said "for the magnificent Jean. The Jean Carley Memorial Hospital is now open!!