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'They may not have a voice, but they certainly have an army of supporters' CEO of Jack and Jill

A ‘Show of Support’ Campaign will be held outside government buildings tomorrow.

Alex Coyle had his medical card taken from him even though he has Mowat Wilson Syndrome.
Alex Coyle had his medical card taken from him even though he has Mowat Wilson Syndrome.
Image: Declan Coyle via Twitter

THE FOUNDER OF Jack and Jill Jonathan Irwin says he will continue to fight on the medical card crisis.

He explained that “Our nurses have formally requested a meeting with Minister Reilly to discuss what his Department calls ‘the hard cases’ which we have documented”.

Irwin said that they will demand that Reilly and his cabinet colleagues give “proper consideration to automatic medical cards for the children in our care”.

Children with life limiting/threatening conditions. Children who deserve better.

Irwin also said that Jack and Jill will accompany the “Show of Support” campaign that will be outside the office of An Taoiseach at Government Buildings, Merrion Sq tomorrow between 1pm and 2pm.

He also urged people to sign the www.ourchildrenshealth.ie online campaign for medical cards.

We will continue to fight ALL THE WAY on this one on behalf of the children under our wing. They may not have a voice, but they certainly have an army of supporters around the country who will speak out on their behalf regarding this injustice on medical cards.

“We have families ready to take this Government to court on medical cards based on the rights of the child to access the medical support they require. Our children want more action and less talk on their rights.

I want to thank the families who have gone public with their nightmare medical card stories. Remember when we take the “I” out of Illness and replace it with “We” – it becomes Wellness.

Read: Jack & Jill CEO: ‘I get no top-up payments, no bonus, no pension’>

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