Winner of the Blarney Person of the Year 2021 has been announced

Pictured: The Terry Family

The Blarney & District Person of the Year for 2021 is Christine Terry.

Christine, and her husband Mark live in Whitechurch and are parents to Sarah and ten-year-old Adam, who made the headlines when his four year wait for complex scoliosis surgery story was highlighted by RTÉ.

Despite being a very private family, Christine and Mark decided to tell their story after many disappointments and cancelled dates for surgery.

Christine outlined how her son’s scheduled surgery has been repeatedly delayed since August 2019, during which time his situation has worsened, and his pain had become much worse.

Thanks to Christine and the Terry family speaking out , they put the treatment of our most vulnerable right at the heart of our conversations.

Traditionally the Blarney Person of the Year is announced at a wonderful village get together in The Castle Hotel attended by the nominees, family members and invited guests.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and for the second time in the 12 year history of the event the 2021 Person of the Year could not go ahead.


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