Although not being born in the 80’s, I probably know more about Eddie than I know about my own family. On a weekly basis, my family spoke highly about Eddie, ranging from the beginning of his political career, the harsh realities under a labour government, all the way down to his presidency. At first, I couldn’t grasp the true importance this man had in my life and I always thought that what he had done for our country could have been done by any political figure back then. However, I was very wrong! It is safe to say that thanks to Eddie I am where I am today by creating a new redefined Malta; a Malta filled with hope.