Dunboyne shows its Support for Sean
By Michael Keaveny
Over 1,000 race goers completed a 3 kilometre fun run in Dunboyne in aid of Sean Cox on bank holiday Monday morning in Dunboyne. The event was organised by Dunboyne GAA club to raise funds for Sean who sustained life-changing injuries following an unprovoked assault while attending a Champions League game in Liverpool earlier this year.
Speaking prior to the event race organiser Teresa Smith said: “The support and compassion we have witnessed from people across Ireland, be it through their donations via the GoFundMe page or various initiatives which are being held around the county and beyond in aid of the Support Seán Cox Fund, has been nothing short of phenomenal."
Seán's wife Martina appeared on The Late Late Show on Friday night and gave an update on her husband's progress. "He has limited amounts of words. He can't sit up, he can't walk. It's pretty horrendous really still, but he is making progress and it's small steps, and we take every step as a positive because that's what you do when you're in that situation," she told Ryan Tubridy. "We communicate with him. He can say yes and no and do the thumbs up. He smiles, we talk to him, we know he recognises us."
The run was the latest in a series of fundraisers organised to help the 53 year old father of three, as it is estimated that his treatment could cost as much as €2m. On Saturday Liverpool FC organised a bucket collection prior to the Premier League game against Cardiff City, with all proceeds going to the Cox. family. They also used the LED adverting and tannoy speakers during the game to direct fans attention to an online GoFundMe page, where donations currently stand at €160,000. Donations can be made by clicking here.