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Pa-Ra-Pa-Pum-Pum

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Created December 2, 2018
Pa Ra Pa Pum Pum – Let’s sing a song for Trisha

 Trisha loved life, loved her children and all your children too. She especially loved Christmas time and she loved to sing.

 In honour of our beautiful Princess, Trisha, we will be carol-singing in Columbanus on Sunday 9th December to raise much needed funds for Our Lady’s Hospice.

 Trisha battled so hard against cancer for as long as she could. When she could fight no more, she went into Our Lady’s Hospice for respite. Trisha was cared for like a Princess there, her every need was met, no request was too much. Her children, her Mam and Dad, her partner and all her family were treated with such kindness, love and warmth by the staff in the hospice. And so we would like to thank them in Trisha’s honour.

 To ensure Our lady’s Hospice  can provide the best care for the people who use their services, they need to raise €2 million annually from donations and fundraising. To help them take care of others as they cared for our Trisha, we would like to help in a small way.

 We  would really appreciate any donation or even if you can just share this page – Thank you from all the Murray gang.

 

 
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We were all overwhelmed with the support we received at the grotto in Columbanus today. What brilliant neighbours and friends we have. We raised over €400 in cash donations for which we are truly grateful. We hope you all had a fun time, we're just a family sharing some love and the kids especially enjoyed performing. We know Trisha would have loved today, being at the heart of a wonderful community, surrounded by family and friends. Thanks again to you all for your support, your kind messages and your generosity from all the Murray gang xx
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"I am the luckiest girl in this world. I have everything I’ve ever wanted or asked for in this life, except time. I have the best people around me and I wish I could take all the hurt away. I am so proud to have the best family, partner and children in the world. Please keep them mostly in your thoughts and prayers.
I am so thankful and grateful for all life gives, and appreciate every second here. I’m sure we each have a mad little memory together in there somewhere (some might be secret but will give you a giggle all the same) lots of love, kisses, hugs and thanks from me to you. " - an excerpt from one of the last messages Trish sent to her friends. What a special girl!

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A special message from Dad and Mam today -
We always wanted to let the angels in the Hospice in Harolds Cross how much we appreciated the love and support they gave our Beautiful daughter Trisha and our family .Thanks to Ruth and her Mam for organising this .Many thanks to the people who loved Trisha and who Trisha loved . God bless you all .Michael and Patricia
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It’s ten months today since we lost our gorgeous Trisha. It was ten months before that when she got her devastating diagnosis. She fought and battled through every moment of those ten months. Her last twelve days were spent in Our Lady’s Hospice. Once she got there she told our Mam, ‘This is my home now’.
She was treated like royalty there, like she was the only person being cared for. From the time she got there staff were buzzing around trying to find ways to help – a new recliner chair, which yes all the kids tried out, foot massage, back scratcher, cuddly blankets, the list was endless. The only time the staff ever got upset with her was one morning when a nurse asked if she had a good night’s rest. Trisha said that she had been really thirsty through the night but she didn’t want to disturb the nurses asking for a drink. They had so much to do. The nurse answered that they were there for her and that they would be really upset to think that she needed something and wouldn’t ask. She was the only one who mattered.

For the last few days, Mam and Dad slept in her room. Reuben and Gavin were just around the corner and the rest of us came and went at all hours of the day and night. Trisha’s girls came in every day. She played in the garden with them or watched them from her bed. She spent time in the playroom with them. Rian, the hospice dog, lay on the floor and let them pet him and squeal in delight. The new wing of the hospice was almost ready and so on a Saturday morning we went on a self-guided tour, her girls running around and exploring everything new. Trisha cuddled them in her bed, told them stories, sang to them and they slept in her arms. She treasured every moment. None of the staff ever said ‘no’ or ‘you can’t’ to anything. They looked after us all in every way possible.

On that final morning, the staff couldn’t have been kinder. They were broken-hearted too. They would miss Trisha’s smiling face, her loving eyes, her cheery words and greetings for everyone, the pitter patter of her two little girls up and down the corridor and yet they had to carry on with their work. They took care of Trisha even then, did everything they could to help us all.

And that is what they do every day. They are really special people, working in the most difficult circumstances imaginable and they do it with such warmth and kindness every day.

The seed of an idea was planted by Mam when she first suggested that we go carol- singing to honour Trisha, to let the girls experience things their Mam loved to do. Mam and Dad told their own baby girl every day how much she was loved and now they want to show Trisha’s babies, big and small, how much their Mammy meant to everyone. She was and will forever be their shining star. We decided to set up the gofundme page just in case there was someone out there who wouldn’t get to join us but might like to contribute. We never anticipated such a generous response. The name for the page ‘Pa-ra-pa-pum-pum’ comes from one of our crazy Christmas nights out, - Pa-ra-pa-pum-pum – she fell on her bum! was the chorus that night. We shared so many special times together and there’s an ache in all of our hearts now that just won’t go away. Let’s make this event really special for our beautiful Princess.

Our Lady’s Hospice deserve our support, our gratitude and if anyone of you can help, please do so in honour of a very special friend – Trisha, forever in our hearts xx
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