In light of the announcement that Ireland's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan was temporarily stepping back from his role to care for his family, creative agency, In the Company of Huskies, wanted to express their gratitude for his advice and leadership at such a difficult time.
When the announcement was made in Ireland, on Thursday 2nd July
, that Dr. Holohan was temporarily stepping back from his role, it has been said that the entire country came together with heartfelt messages. Sadly, Holohan's wife Emer was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, in 2012. Last week, she was admitted to palliative care and Dr. Holohan told the country he would be taking this time to give his energy and attention to her and his two children.
Huskies, like many others in Ireland, wanted to express their thanks to Dr. Tony Holohan. In a clever nod to the hard work Holohan did to flatten the curve in Ireland, Huskies tied the graph we have all become so familiar with to his silhouette alongside a caption reading 'not all heroes wear capes'
“Everyone in Ireland came to know the Chief Medical Officer during the pandemic. He was a constant presence in our lives, and his calmness and guidance reassured and united the country during this challenging time. As Ireland comes together to pay tribute to Dr. Tony Holohan's incredible commitment to flattening the curve and keeping us safe, we wanted to share our thanks to him and his family’, says Sarah Deeny, client services director of Huskies.