Gearóid O'Brien from Dromana in Waterford, grew up with a huge interest in greyhounds, but his spina bifida was causing him problems and he was in and out of hospital.
Last year his public health nurse got in touch and they spoke about his love of greyhounds. As part of the Social Prescribing programme, she got in touch with trainer Peter Cronin. Peter gave Gearóid a call and the rest as they say is history.
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Today is National Social Prescribing Day. The service aims to help people going through a vulnerable time because of loneliness, isolation or health issues by connecting them with people or facilities in their own community and using their own interests | https://t.co/N2PDkcQB05 pic.twitter.com/kF5FP9qanh— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 18, 2021
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