3
year Mo Bro
Dave Ryan Rose

€4,570

Target: €3,200
raised €5,680 since 2019
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Mental health and suicide prevention

Why me?

On April 19th 2019, I was ‘diagnosed’ as being severely depressed and extremely anxious. The reason I put diagnosed in inverted commas is to highlight that while that date marks the day that I worked up the courage to speak up, it doesn’t mark the beginning of my struggles as many people who feel the same know.

Growing up, I always felt different I always felt like I had a higher purpose, as if I was destined for great things. To a younger me, that meant becoming a professional soccer player and settling for nothing else, something which ultimately left me feeling like a failure.

Despite being renowned for being the funny guy in a group, a mask many sufferers wear, I would overthink simple exchanges and scenarios to the point of exhaustion, telling myself I didn’t belong as well as crying on my own and pushing away the people closest to me sometimes without knowing why.

Flash forward to right now, I couldn’t have been more wrong. My life revolves around family, friends, gym, music, running, sports & tattoos.

Why these you ask? Simple, I finally figured out what makes me happy along with how & where I can best express myself.

And so can YOU!

My Turning Point:
October 31st, 2019, 23:50, hotel room, Dublin. Halfway through my weeks holiday. I came across a link advertising Movember. Intrigued, I clicked in. As I read more and more, it struck a chord close to my heart given my first-hand experience of battling my mental health issues. I thought to myself “I’d love to do this” but immediately brushed it off out of the fear of putting myself out there.

Time ticked closer to midnight and the start of Movember.

The mental debate ebbed and flowed. Fear of the unknown, fear of rejection, 2 of an infinite list of worries, I found myself sweating profusely. I finally came to a halt and decided “Something has to change” and I went for it.

Not only did I go for it, I decided to commit to running 60k for the 60 people we lose to suicide every hour.

What happened next will warm my heart forever.

The support, both emotionally & financially genuinely leaves me speechless to this day. I set out with a personal target of €100 and said if I didn’t reach it, I would back it myself to reach that mark. The final sum raised was €1,100 and
I have no shame in saying this reduced me to joyous tears on numerous occasions.

The total distance ran was 60.46km. I can whole-heartedly say this distance would not have been possible without the messages of support & in-person motivation received by everyone.

And just like that, I had finally found it…PURPOSE.

I always knew it would be based around helping people, but I just wasn’t sure how.

These days, I ‘run with my problems’ as I call it. Not ‘away from’, ‘WITH’!

Whenever my chest is tight & I’m feeling agitated or uneasy, I go for a run. Ironically, on the run, I don’t even think about my problems but once I finish my run, I find that they have either worked themselves out or I’m ready to approach them in a more positive refreshed manner.

I’m truly honoured to run the 2020 NYC Marathon on Team Movember as I have never believed in or felt like I belong in something as much as I do with Movember.

If you’re reading this, I’m running as your voice! Whilst you may not quite be there yet in terms of speaking up, I’m running to show you that if a guy battling anxiety, depression, weight fluctuation & asthma his whole life can turn it around and burst through that dark cloud, so can YOU!

Anyone, and I mean ANYONE in the world, can contact me morning, noon or night & I will listen. This is not an individual mission. It’s a team effort. Nobody gets left behind.

I see YOU!

How I'm
getting involved
0 km of 60 km
Your feed

Leave Dave a comment
 

Previous year's posts
17 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
John Reddy
€25
Previous year's donations
17 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
John Reddy
€25
19 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Denise Stenson
€20
19 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Denise Stenson
€20
19 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Noel O'Mahony
€100

Great work dave!

19 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Noel O'Mahony
€100

Great work dave!

20 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Paul Ryan
€15
20 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Paul Ryan
€15
22 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Mary Browne
€20

Keep it going pal, some performance!

22 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Mary Browne
€20

Keep it going pal, some performance!

Previous year's posts
22 Week(s) Ago

Hey Dave,

Thanks so much for supporting Movember this year. You have made such a stellar impact so far, well done! Great progress - keep it up. Hope you're staying positive and testing negative - look after yourself too.

Have a great month,

Caitríona from Mo HQ

22 Week(s) Ago

Hey Dave,

Thanks so much for supporting Movember this year. You have made such a stellar impact so far, well done! Great progress - keep it up. Hope you're staying positive and testing negative - look after yourself too.

Have a great month,

Caitríona from Mo HQ

24 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Hannah Coote
€20
24 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Hannah Coote
€20
24 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Conor Moore
€30
24 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Conor Moore
€30
24 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Jackie Lyons
€10
24 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Jackie Lyons
€10
24 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Lorna Rowland
€30

Best of luck Dave!!

24 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Lorna Rowland
€30

Best of luck Dave!!

24 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Clodagh Buckley
€10
Previous year's activities
72 Week(s) Ago
I ran 4.41 km00:30:00

Run #12:

*SOMEBODY PLAY EYE OF THE TIGER*

72 Week(s) Ago
I ran 3.8 km00:25:00

Run #11: Same lunch time run. 3.8K. Felt good and happy with the time. Fitness is starting to come along.

72 Week(s) Ago
I ran 3.8 km00:27:00

Run #10: 3rd last 3.8K lunch run before hitting the 60K mark on Friday! Legs are feeling it with all the running, training and gym!

73 Week(s) Ago
I ran 5.57 km00:36:00

Went back to the big lunch run route for one last time! Was convinced during this run that it had matched the weather, absolutely shite so I didn't bother checking my time so as not to discourage myself but somehow, when I got back and checked my watch, it turned out to be my best run so far! 5.57KM in 36mins!

73 Week(s) Ago
I ran 4.22 km00:34:00

Run #8: 2nd run of the day! 4.22KM run to and from my cardio class at the gym. Mind over matter! 17.12KM to go!

#Movember #60kfor60men #TogetherStronger

73 Week(s) Ago
I ran 3.8 km00:30:00

Run #7: Lunch time run again. Shortened it to 3.8KM as I'm going to run to and from the gym later. As of now, 21.34KM to go & 8 days to do it! #Movember #60kfor60men #TogetherStronger

73 Week(s) Ago
I ran 5.57 km00:40:00

Run #6: Lunch run again. Same Route as last run. Blah Blah Blah

73 Week(s) Ago
I ran 5.57 km00:40:00

Run #5: New Route. Decided to keep the momentum going and go for a run on my lunch with training later! Refreshing to switch off for a few and get some fresh air! Halfway there! Was rushing to be back from lunch on time so forgot to take a sweaty photo so this one will have to do!

74 Week(s) Ago
I walked 5.93 km

Run #4: Dissapointing one. 50% Walk 50% Jog. Found it really hard to get off my ass and go for this run the past few days. Was meant to go yesterday but the weekend and laziness intervened and I felt my routine slip. Routine is everything to me. So I decided to take some pressure off and not time this one. Cons aside. I showed up and got through it! Now it's time to focus on the present and kick my ass into gear! 6 left! We got this! #Movember #60kfor60men #TogetherStronger

74 Week(s) Ago
I ran 5.93 km00:42:15

Run #3: Same Route. Since this is for the bros, what better way to run than with a bro. Shoutout to @JamesDeegan for joining me! Appreciate all the donations so far, speechless, lets keep the momentum going! Link in bio! #Movember #TogetherStronger #60kfor60men

Note: As donations can be made privately, not all donations are displayed to the public.