Heartbroken Roscommon couple Paula and Padraic Naughton have issued a heartfelt thanks this week to all who supported their son Isaac after he took part in last Sunday’s Dublin City Marathon in memory of his late brother, Archie.
In particular, they wish to thank Sinead Gannon for her “amazing support” in taking part in the marathon with Isaac. Archie, who was a big fan of the Dublin City Marathon, completed it as an assisted runner three times before his death earlier this year aged just 16.
‘Team Archie’ were out in force on Sunday in Archie’s memory. This year, to honour Archie’s legacy, mile 16 of the Marathon was run in his honour. Competitors were asked to wear something orange to remember Archie and all children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
More importantly than ever, with Archie’s recent passing, funds raised will help find a cure for DMD and support the ongoing objectives of the Join Our Boys Trust.
Since the establishment of the Trust, enough money has been raised to construct a purpose-built house in Roscommon Town.
To support the Join Our Boys Trust and help find a cure for DMD, please donate www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/IsaacandTeamArchierunningDCMforArchie