There was a powerful reaction to RTÉ's documentary about HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan
The documentary aired on Monday night.
There was a powerful reaction to the documentary about HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan, which aired on RTÉ last night.
The young woman, originally from Co Clare, was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 24. She passed away in March, at the age of 26.
The documentary, Laura Brennan This Is Me, first aired on the RTÉ player earlier this year. However, it was broadcast again on Monday evening.
It showed Ms Brennan as she worked with the HSE to promote the HPV vaccination, touching lives of those across the country with her appearances on TV and on the radio.
Laura Brennan: This Is Me
— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) September 16, 2019
And following the broadcast of the documentary, social media users took to Twitter to pay tribute to Laura - sharing messages of thanks and gratitude to the inspirational young woman.
Health Minister Simon Harris said:
"Honoured to have known @laura_jbrennan -always have been proud of her & her work. Even more grateful tonight.
"An incredible woman whose advocacy will save countless lives. Laura, we will not let you down. Working together, we will eradicate this awful disease #ThankYouLaura"
I watched #ThankYouLaura last night with tears streaming down my face as my baby girl slept soundly in front of me. I will never doubt giving her or my sons the HPV vaccine when the times because of watching last night's incredibly brave program by Laura Brennan.
— Sharon Creedon (@Scealdigital) September 17, 2019
If you've ever been in doubt as a parent about vaccinating your children against any disease, you must watch the superbly heartwarming & heartbreaking documentary by @imsineadkennedy following the lovely Laura Brennan's story on living with cervical cancer #ThankYouLaura
— Breda Duggan (@BredaDuggan3) September 17, 2019
That documentary will live in the memory for a long time. Courageous, brave, selfless, inspirational. Not a strong enough word to describe this amazing woman #thankyoulaura
— Mary Kavanagh (@marykavanagh58) September 17, 2019
— Aidan (@EndTheStigma_ie) September 17, 2019
In floods of tears watching Laura Brennan This Is Me. She was so wonderful letting everyone into her life. She could have withdrawn to spend her last months with her family but she selflessly shared that time with us #ThankYouLaura
— Aideen Finnegan (@AideenFinnegan) September 16, 2019
Watching with a lump in my throat #ThankYouLaura
— JJ Hartigan (@jayhartigan) September 16, 2019
Don’t think there are words to describe how truly wonderful Laura Brennan was Please vaccinate your children against #HPV so they never go thru what she went thru.
And youre never in the position her family is in - suffering such a terrible loss ? #ThankYouLaura
— Ciara Kelly (@ciarakellydoc) September 16, 2019
The scene between #LauraBrennan & her Dad in their kitchen would bloody break your heart. I’ve said this before but Laura did more for women’s healthcare in this country in her too short life than most people will in a lifetime. A uniquely wonderful woman #ThankYouLaura
— Susan Keogh (@susankeoghnews) September 16, 2019
— Brian Carroll (@concept21) September 16, 2019
Dignified, courageous, fun and determined are some of the words I can use to describe Laura Brennan and her family. Cannot recommend watching #ThisIsMe highly enough. #ThankYouLaura no doubt you have and will continue to save countless lives. Get the facts @HSELive.
— Nicola mannion (@NicolaMannion1) September 17, 2019