Ladies’ writing for Ladies’s Day: 32-year-old Siobhan Powell can not walk, talk or eat solid meals. Her exhausted, frustrated moms and dads wish to begin a discussion concerning the life of carers in Ireland
Alan and Johanna Powell are parents up to a disabled youngster, Siobhan, who’s 32. Now within their 60s, the Powells are trying to find full-time care that is institutional their child. Movie: Enda O’Dowd
Johanne holds Siobhan who cannot walk, is non-verbal, will not consume solid meals, is doubly incontinent, and it has just one kidney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
Siobhan Powell (32) along with her moms and dads Johanne and Alan at Fethard-on-Sea coastline in Co Wexford.