“Did you get any shamrock?” Granny fussed as she donned her best coat, hat and shiny shoes to go to Mass. She was delighted when my father presented her with a corsage of the three-leafed botanical and after grasping it carefully, she pinned it to her lapel.
It was St. Patrick’s Day and although Mass didn’t excite us kids, the promise of a trip to watch the parade in town afterwards and eating green ice cream did.
Neil Dickinson’s inspirational talk at The Story Mill launch reminded everyone of how medicine has transformed the lives of many people and their families. His story is about finding a cure for AIDS, a disease that only 30 years ago struck fear into people across the globe. They scientific discoveries of new medicines, brought by the healthcare industry, now means that many patients are living healthy fulfilling lives.