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Rachel Gorry shares emotional video as she marks the first anniversary of her late husband Daniel

Daniel sadly lost his battle with cancer on April 1, 2020 at the age of 29

Rachel and her husband Daniel

Rachel Gorry has shared an emotional video as she marks the first anniversary of her late husband Daniel.

The Irish influencer’s husband of eight years was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in September 2018 – and sadly lost his battle on April 1, 2020 at the age of 29.

Sharing a montage of photos and videos with her husband to Instagram, the social media star wrote: “1 year away from home 💔”

 

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“Those special memories of my daddy, will always bring a smile. If only I could have you back, for just a little while.”

“Then we could sit and play again, just like we used to do. You always meant so very much, and always will do too.”

“The fact that you’re no longer here, will always bring me pain. Daddy you’re forever in my heart, Until we meet again. 💖💖💖”

Speaking to Goss.ie ahead of Daniel’s anniversary of his death, Rachel revealed how she will spend the day with their three daughters – Leah, Holly and Hannah.

Rachel told us: “We’re going to go up to his grave and play some of his favourite music.”

“I would love to have a big do for him with all his friends and stuff, but obviously the pandemic just seems to be stopping everything that comes up – you know his birthday, his Month’s mind – but we’ll still go up to the grave and we’ll play his favourite songs.”

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Daniel was a huge Liverpool F.C. supporter, and Rachel said his family and friends will be wearing the club’s jerseys on Thursday in his honour.

During our emotional interview with Rachel, the mother-of-three shared how difficult the past year has been, which was heightened by the ongoing pandemic.

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The Instagram star lost her partner just weeks after Ireland went into lockdown last March, and had to deal with his death without the comfort of her extended family and friends.

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Rachel admitted: “It has been quite difficult, and very lonely at times too.”

“I would love to have been able to spend it all with Daniel’s family and all the rest of my family and even our friends, because when I’m talking to them about Daniel, I always feel so much closer to Daniel when I’m around all the people that he loved and that loved him.”

“But you know we’re a year in and I’m just taking each day as it comes, and hopefully I get through tomorrow ok. You have your highs and your lows, but all in all I think I’ve coped better than I thought I would.”

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The 29-year-old, who has over 208k followers on Instagram, recently launched a fundraiser in Daniel’s memory – to raise money for Tullamore Hospital’s oncology ward, and the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.

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Rachel revealed a host of prizes up for grabs, including tickets to Electric Picnic for next year, a €500 voucher for Penneys, and a night’s stay at the Galgorm resort.

To enter the raffle, she asked her followers to donate €5 or more to an iDonate page, before commenting “Done” underneath a photo of her and her daughters.

The initial fundraising target was €5k, but as of April 1st – Rachel has managed to raise over €183k.

 

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Explaining why she decided to set up the fundraiser, Rachel said: “Daniel always said that he wanted me to raise money for Tullamore Hospital, he spent an awful lot of time there.”

“The nurses and doctors were amazing to us every single time that we went in, and Daniel got on very well with the nurses and stuff. So he just said, you know, would you raise a bit of money for them? And I said yeah of course I will.”

“I never dreamed in a million years that it would be as much as it was but I’m just delighted that its reached that amount.”

Rachel will announce the winners of her raffle prizes later today on her Instagram page.

 

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