Mark Pollock: ‘Everything I do is about helping people to build resilience and collaborate with others’

As a competitor, Mark Pollock understands that in pursuit of success, the risk of failure travels with him. In the face of blindness and devastating spinal injury, he explores the relationship between acceptance and hope

29th May, 2020
Mark Pollock: ‘Everything I do is about helping people to build resilience and collaborate with others’
Motivational speaker Mark Pollock is known to many as an inspiration. Picture: Fergal Phillips

There are two of us in the small chapel who can walk. The priest moves freely, reading prayers from behind the altar and the pulpit. I cross my legs, brush my hair from my face and settle in beside my uncle, who is quadriplegic. He cannot turn the page, cannot scratch his nose, nor can he leave the chapel of his own accord.

The other dozen men in the room are in the same situation....

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