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Shane Freeman ran the Dublin City Marathon in support of the work done by DeafHear in the West of Ireland

Posted: 16th January 2018

 

Congratulations to Shane Freeman who ran the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday 28th of October 2017. No easy feat at 26.2miles. Shane’s run was in support of the work done by DeafHear in the West of Ireland.

Shane and Orla’s third son Eoghan was born in November 2014 with a profound hearing loss. When Eoghan was 5 weeks Shane and Orla attended one of DeafHear’s Newly Diagnosed weekend’s and this set them on a very positive route in accepting Eoghan’s diagnosis.

 

DeafHear.ie Shane Freeman ran the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday 28th of October 2017 in support of the work done by DeafHear in the West of Ireland.

 

DeafHear’s vision is an inclusive society where Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are fully integrated with equality of opportunity and participation in Irish society. Eoghan’s first and primary language is Irish Sign Language. It was a very special occasion on the 14th of December last when the ISL Bill was signed into law and the Freeman family were present to witness this historic occasion.

Deaf people have fought for recognition of their language and cultural identity for many years and now it’s finally a native and independent language of the State. For Orla, Shane, Eoghan and his 2 brothers Ruairi and Darragh this was a very joyous occasion and one which they family will treasure forever.

 

DeafHear.ie Shane Freeman ran the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday 28th of October 2017 in support of the work done by DeafHear in the West of Ireland.

 

Shane raised a phenomenal €3,500 during his fundraising efforts. Being natives of Mayo and seeing the important work DeafHear do in the West all of this money will stay locally and will be used to support the Deaf community and their families in this area.

Run For Eoghan
Posted: November 2017

This is Shane’s fundraising story. Shane is father to 3–year-old Eoghan who has a profound hearing loss since birth. Read on...

DeafHear.ie Run For Eoghan