My marathon running husband……

Next Monday my lovely husband is running the Dublin city marathon. Would love if you had a minute to read his words below. Don’t worry if you can’t sponsor him just maybe we will all be a little bit more aware of all the little lights that never got a chance to shine.

“As most of you know I’m doing the Dublin City Marathon on Monday 29th October. I set myself a target two and a half years ago to do the marathon in 2012, thinking it would never come around, but now it’s only a couple of days away! So after months of training it is upon me and I am running in memory of Oja Prunty, a little baby who was born prematurely and only stayed with us for 5 minutes before he was called home. Oja is the son of good friends of mine, Mark & Nitai, and they experienced a pain no parent should ever have to experience when Oja died. The money I hope to raise will be passed on to:

• A Little Lifetime Foundation (

• Friends of the Coombe (

Oja will never be forgotten and I hope by doing this small deed it will help the people who helped Mark and Nitai when Oja passed away. I would be grateful for any donations that you could give and have set up an online account for ease of contribution.”

To read more about Oja click on the following link

You never said you were leaving​
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knew why

A million times I needed you
A million times I cried
If love alone could have saved you
You would never have died

In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
That nobody could ever fill

It broke my heart y to lose you
But you didn’t go alone
For part of me went with you
The day God called you home.

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4 Responses to My marathon running husband……

  1. Adrienne says:

    Good luck to Ray. Great way of remembering Oja and a great personal achievement once it’s over. You should do one next year!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just sponsored Paula . I hope it all goes well for Raymond you and the children will be proud supporters on the day I am sure :) Stories like this put a lot in perspective and remind us we have a lot to be grateful for . We will await tweets of how Ray gets on. Rosemarie

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