PATRICK HANLON, 22, is an online journalist for RTÉ, writing and blogging about fashion, food, homes, movies and music. He loves baking, road trips, music gigs, and tweeting.
“These guys started out on Wednesday night not being able to say their names, Thursday night they can say their names and addresses, Friday they were able to do telephone calls to complete strangers, and here we are on Saturday watching them find new confidence in their voice and putting it into action”.
Below is the piece written by Oleksandr’s mother on her reflection to the previous year (2016), when her son joined the McGuire Programme. Tetiana (Oleksandr’s mother) was sure it will help others who have doubts to get more clarity about program, or to family members of those on the program.