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En from the direst of circumstances and seen the price they pay for the failures of adults And Rio has had her share of heartache along the way But it is also a story full of humour searing honesty and good old fashioned fighting spirit Rio Hogarty's A Heart So Big is an uplifting account of an amazing and inspiring life 'She is instinctively protective of children in need and doesn't take no for an answer She's also fearless' The Herald I had never heard much about Rio Hogarty until I watched her on the Late Late Show Ireland a while back She is a slight woman in her seventies no different to look at than any other well groomed older lady But my god what a life Rio has had She single handedly fostered over 140 children by her count her own two children reckon it could be well up in the 200s beginning at a time in an Ireland that was a much different place to today She didn t have State or Legal support she had no payments or help she just took the children because she couldn t bear to see them being neglected or abused One of the first children she took care of was a little girl she saw at a hospital she had contracted meningitis and lost the power of her legs Her father was shouting at her mother in the hospital lobby about how he would not have a cripple in his home Rio intervened and with the conse

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A Heart So Big

G home a schoolmate who needed refuge It was the start of opening her home and her heart to children in need She has never stopped A Heart So Big is the astonishing and moving story of Rio's life and how she has tried to make a difference She has fostered over children and in in an award created especially for her she was named Mother of the Year at the annual People of the Year Awards It includes stories of trauma Rio has rescued childr I can t do this book justice at the moment It was a wonderful book I absolute love the author She had me roaring with laughter or sobbing and crying my heart out I wrote a long review for I will try to write later I just wanted to at least to get this book out there and hope someone enjoys it as much as I have

Summary A Heart So Big

Rio Hogarty's story of her life in fostering A Heart So Big combines the heart warming nostalgia of Mollie Moran's Aprons and Silver Spoons with heart breaking stories of children whose lives were blighted by being unloved and uncared for in the style of Cathy Glass Nearly seventy years ago Rio started to do her bit for vulnerable children one child at a time While she was still in school she thought nothing of A Heart PDFEPUB or bringin A Heart So Big by Rio Hogarty The story of a lady the author who spent the majority of her life from a child to a woman in her 70 s looking out for children who were in danger had nothing and needed a caring sole She fought hard to help stand up for the rights of these children More than 140 children have been through her doors some many years after leaving are still in contact with her and singing her praises


5 thoughts on “A Heart So Big

  1. says:

    A Heart So Big by Rio Hogarty The story of a lady the author who spent the majority of her life from a child to a woman in her 70’s looking out for children who were in danger had nothing and needed a caring sole She fought hard to help stand up for the rights of these children More than 140 children have bee

  2. says:

    I can't do this book justice at the moment It was a wonderful book I absolute love the author She had me roaring with laughter or sobbing and crying my heart out I wrote a long review for I will try to write later I just wanted to at least to get this book out there and hope someone enjoys it as much as I have

  3. says:

    I had never heard much about Rio Hogarty until I watched her on the Late Late Show Ireland a while back She is a slight woman in her seventies no different to look at than any other well groomed older lady But my god what

  4. says:

    inspired by the author's character I like the idea of fostering a child is not asking the child to treat u like you're the parent But providing the child with their best interest And don't ask for any return

  5. says:

    What a woman wish there were people like this with guts to do something to make the world a better place She took in and fed and loved hundreds of children who were in thed irest conditions She deserves all the awards that went her wa

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