On the 1st of January 2022 Mary O'Rourke a dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend sadly left us after a courageous battle with Covid-19. Mary lived with Rheumatoid Arthritis over the last 15 years of her life. Although Mary had a great quality of life her medication and treatments left her immuno-compromised leaving her vulnerable to serious illness with Covid-19.

Marys family and friends are taking part in the Great Limerick Run on the Sunday the 1st of May 2022 in honour of Mary and hoping to fundraise to help fund further research and support for people with rheumatoid arthritis in the process.

Mary was known for her supporting and caring nature and it is the hope that this fundraising effort will enable Mary's care and support to further extend to those who suffer from Arthritis. It is also the hope of Mary's family to raise awareness about Rheumatoid Arthritis and it implications for people with the condition on a day to day basis.

All support and donations are greatly appreciated by Mary's family.

Peter O'Rourke