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Dad runs Boston Marathon in memory of 3 slain children

A Massachusetts man crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in memory of his three children, who were killed last year.

Patrick Clancy ran the 26.2-mile race Monday wearing his children’s names – Cora, Dawson and Callan – on his bib, and wearing an item belonging to each child: a bow in 5-year-old Cora’s hair , a bracelet from Dawson, 3, and a bracelet from Callan, 7 months, he told WCVB-TV, the ABC station in Boston.

“They were my motivation,” Clancy said of his children in an interview with WCVB-TV after the race. “It was therapeutic. It was a goal. I knew we could make a big difference and we did, so that was good.”

PHOTO: Patrick Clancy, father of 3 slain children, completes the Boston Marathon in their honor, April 15, 2024. (WCVB)

PHOTO: Patrick Clancy, father of 3 slain children, completes the Boston Marathon in their honor, April 15, 2024. (WCVB)

Clancy’s wife and mother of their three children, Lindsay Clancy, faces murder and assault charges in connection with the children’s deaths last January.

On the day of the incident, January 24, 2023, police received a 911 call shortly after 6 p.m. ET from a man who said his wife had attempted suicide by jumping out of the window of their home.

First responders then found three young children, a 5-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy and a 7-month-old boy, inside the home “unconscious with obvious signs of severe trauma,” Timothy said, Plymouth County District Attorney. Cruz said at the time.

PHOTO: Patrick Clancy is pictured with his wife and their three children.  (Kevin Reddington on behalf of Patrick Clancy)PHOTO: Patrick Clancy is pictured with his wife and their three children.  (Kevin Reddington on behalf of Patrick Clancy)

PHOTO: Patrick Clancy is pictured with his wife and their three children. (Kevin Reddington on behalf of Patrick Clancy)

Lindsay Clancy survived with serious injuries.

She remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 28, a spokesperson for the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office told ABC News on Tuesday. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Patrick Clancy has previously said he forgives his wife, a sentiment he echoed after the marathon, telling WCVB: “I said I forgive my wife and I do. I’ll leave it at that .”

The Duxbury, Massachusetts, resident ran the marathon to raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital, where he said his youngest son, Callan, was treated before his death. He has so far raised more than $76,000 for the hospital, according to his fundraising page.

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“Callan spent his last moments in my arms before he died at Boston Children’s Hospital. Although I so wanted a different outcome, I was overwhelmed by the compassion and professionalism of the doctors and nurses there. intensive care unit,” he wrote on the page. . “They gave me a little more time with my boy and I will always be grateful to them.”

PHOTO: Patrick Clancy, father of 3 slain children, completes the Boston Marathon in their honor, April 15, 2024. (WCVB)PHOTO: Patrick Clancy, father of 3 slain children, completes the Boston Marathon in their honor, April 15, 2024. (WCVB)

PHOTO: Patrick Clancy, father of 3 slain children, completes the Boston Marathon in their honor, April 15, 2024. (WCVB)

Patrick Clancy, who gained national attention after the deaths of his children, said he felt supported by strangers throughout the Boston Marathon.

“Ninety-five percent of the people who called my name, I don’t even know who they were. I don’t have my name on my bib, so I don’t know how they knew me,” he said. said Patrick Clancy. . “It was really emotional and I’m glad I did it.”

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Describing his three children, he said: “They were wonderful people. They had a lot of friends. Everyone loved them. They had short lives, but they had a very good life.”

Dad runs Boston Marathon in memory of 3 children killed, originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com

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