2016 Dublin City Marathon
This is where the idea of Jacinta`s Smile came about. A family fire asked us if he could run the 2016 Dublin Marathon for an organisation of our choice in honour of Jacinta. We as a family have completed many fundraising events through the years for Crumlin and Beaumont Hospital. We found however, that the missing piece of these was the brother or sister that was left behind. That watched the treatments and stood back and seen their family fall apart as their sibling fades in and out of this world.
Jacinta in articular found it difficult after Declan died and felt that there was little support for her in her grief or confusion. for this reason we decided that we would put something together to support bereaved siblings. In order to prevent the feelings of isolation, emptiness and being different.
And so Jacinta`s Smile was born.
We ran the Dublin Marathon in October of 2016 and whilst it was an incredible achievement for us very un-athletic three women it is also safe to say . . . Never again!!