Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Update on the Ballymacoda 4 mile race on Friday the 17th of May 2019

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Update on the Ballymacoda 4 mile race on Friday the 17th of May 2019

Please note this race for your diaries. All proceeds from this years Ballymacoda 4 mile road race will be going towards the treatment of Ella Dempsey.

If you can help out this special little girl then this 4 miler in East Cork is on Friday the 17th of May 2019. More details to follow but you can see some info from the organisers and Ella's family below.


From the organisers....BALLYMACODA 4 MILE ROAD RACE


On Friday, May 17th at 8pm the Ballymacoda 4 mile will be held in the sports field at Ahavine,
Ballymacoda, Co Cork.

We invite all members of the community to come out and walk or run our race as all of the proceeds
will be donated to Ella's treatment fund.

All children who complete the walk will get a medal and there is also a free draw for a €300 Irish
Ferries voucher that all walkers will be entered into.

Runners on the night will get a free running buff. There will also be plenty of after race

We hope to see you all in Ballymacoda on May 17th .

Please read Ella’s story below, we would like to thank Ella’s mum and Dad for sending us their

This is our amazing daughter Ella, she is 8 years old and loves to be dancing, singing, playing
Camogie, soccer and horse riding! She’s such a bubbly little person.

Summer 2018 was back and forth to the hospital with pains in her hip, which progressed to a lump
and unfortunately like so many, was misdiagnosed with growing pains!

It wasn’t till she was reeling in pain and rushed to hospital in an ambulance and after scans that she
was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma.

It’s hard to explain the feeling that goes through you when you’re told this life changing news,
September was a blur, the initial aim was to control the pain, it was horrific being by her side and
unable to do anything, thankfully after a dose of chemo the lump shrunk enough to relieve her
sciatic nerve.

Here we are now just about to start round 14 of 18, about to head to Germany for Proton therapy
and finish with surgery in Birmingham.

Ella has been through so much and still has a lot to do but she keeps smiling, cracking jokes and
making us all laugh!

Her two brothers Josh and Sean are brilliant at keeping her laughing too.

We take each day as it comes, making sure we are having as much fun as possible along the way, her
nurses and doctors at Crumlin and The Mercy are incredible, they make hospital trips a fun
experience as best they can.

At the beginning of treatment, we were told there will be chemo, radiotherapy and surgery.
When we were told that we could travel to Germany for proton therapy we grabbed it with both
hands. In the coming weeks Ella will be traveling to Germany to begin her treatment.

Thank you so much,

Tony & Amy, Josh Sean and Ella Dempsey

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