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Run a Lap for Kevin event at UL running track, Sun Sept 13



Pictured: Kevin Saude, currently in his native France, recovering from the effects of a stroke six weeks ago.

The Run a Lap for Kevin marathon relay event will take place at the University of Limerick running track, Sunday September 13th, in aid of Kevin Saude, a 26-year-old who suffered a stroke recently while scattering his mother’s ashes in France.

Kevin, though mainly wheelchair-bound, and has seen improvement over recent weeks with his stay at a rehabilitation facility in France, having taken a couple of steps for the first time since his stroke.

This push has been motivation for Kevin, who sees it as a sign that he will one day walk again.




Now confined to a wheelchair for almost two months, Kevin awaits an official diagnosis from doctors. Acknowledging how much farther he has to go in his recovery, Kevin maintains a positive outlook on his situation and thanks people for their support.

“It’s hard for an amateur athlete like me to comprehend the fact that what’s wrong with me is all in my head. It takes time but I’ll get there.. And your support gives me so much strength and perseverance.”

“I’m in the best possible condition for my recovery and hungry for it. Every morning, when I wake up, is a new opportunity to mend my body and make sure I do it right.”

As he is unable to work, the Run a Lap for Kevin event, organised by a group of Kevin’s friends, was set up to raise funds for Kevin and his medical costs as he battles this life-changing illness.

Donations and entries are accepted online or on the day. Raffle & refreshments at the event. Tickets cost €10 to book your timeslot/place.

To book your place in the run, click here

Check out the Run a Lap for Kevin Facebook page here

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.