In March 2019 my dear old Dad received a bone marrow transplant in the Stem Cell Unit in St James's Hospital. This was a huge step in an 8-year battle with a rare form of leukaemia. Thankfully since the transplant, things are definitely looking up. The chap has even recently started doing the ParkRun every Saturday, although let it be known that he was beaten by a sausage dog last week... still a way to go.
I'm running the Dublin Marathon in order to raise funds for the Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust. This is a charity specifically dedicated to supporting people in Ireland who have Leukemia, Lymphoma or Myeloma and have had or may need a stem cell transplant. The work they do for patients and their families is life-changing. With your support, I'm delighted to be able to give back to them after all their help over the last six months.
Thank you so much for coming to donate to this cause. Your support means a lot, not only to me and my family but also to all those in the bone marrow transplant unit. I do have one request - blood donations take minutes, but have a huge impact on people's lives. I've attached a link below with more information on donations. Please consider donating blood or bone marrow.
Thank you <3