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Colm O’Connell

Colm O’Connell

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For those of you who don’t know me I am a 42 year old immigrant from Youghal, County Cork Ireland and have been here since 1978 and I am a Local 1 plumber from Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY. I met the Raffone family through my in laws Anthony & Maria Maniscalco. My family has always been on board to help JAR of Hope. After the first JAR of Hope gala, I realized how lucky I am. Ive always thought of myself as a helpful & generous person until I saw James’s passion for his son. At that gala, I cannot explain it, but i decided it was time for me to do more. It was time to step out of the backfield and step up to the starting line!!! I called James the next day & asked for a spot on his team. If his family can carry this pain for life, I can carry it for one day. I am NOT a runner!!!! BUT by the time the marathon is here I WILL be!!! I hope through the support of my family, friends & colleagues I can raise both as much money & awareness for JAR of HOPE!!! THANK YOU


  1. Grace Scotto

    Thank you for caring enough to do this…

    1. Colm o connell

      Anything for a person or child who is not able to do it for themselves

  2. Mom

    We are very proud of you and for caring so much.

    1. Colm o connell

      Thank you

  3. Flash

    Good Luck Colm, you can do it you crazy bastard!

    1. Colm o connell

      Thank you for having faith in me

  4. Shirley O'Connell

    Best of luck with it. You will do great we all behind you

  5. Eran Aharoni

    Hey Colm,
    You can do it!!!
    God bless you and your family.
    Love, from your awesome neighbors from across the street hahaha :)~

  6. Shirley O'Connell

    Well done. Mind u

  7. Sheila Roche-Walz

    Your a good man Colm and what your doing is a beautiful thing. Good luck๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. Nick Anest

    colom it’s an amazing act of kindnesses that you are doing and for the few years I know you I’ve seen this many of times it’s a great cause and I never doubted for a second you would do it

  9. Nick Anest

    colom itโ€™s an amazing act of kindnesses that you are doing and for the few years I’ve known you Iโ€™ve seen this many of times. itโ€™s a great cause and I never doubted for a second you would do it

  10. Nick Anest

    it’s an amazing thing you’re doing knew that you would good luck

  11. Matt's mom

    What goes around, comes around. Thank you, Colm.

  12. Kathleen A Mallon

    This is such a wonderful thing you are doing. God bless you.

    1. Colm o connell

      I would like to thank all who donated you’ve made more of a difference than you will ever know thank you

  13. Deana Trusso

    Colm, you are such a special person. Anyone who has you in their life is a lucky person!! You have a heart of Gold!! Sending positive vibes to you and Jar of Hope!! Love Always Joe, Deana, & The Boys

  14. Paul Mutze

    Colm You heard of the poem “Footprints in the sand” yours are on the pavement. Good Luck we’re pulling for you.

  15. Connie

    Colm, proud doesn’t begin to describe how I feel. What you are doing is amazing and truly selfless. I’m honored to call you my brother & my friend. I see many meatballs in your futute. Lol. Good luck on Sunday. You got this love you.

  16. Lynn Halligan

    Best of luck to you and your team! God Bless you all. You are such an awesome, giving, caring person. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค ๐Ÿ€

  17. Colleen Halligan

    I’m honored to call you a friend. You are are amazing person with a heart of gold. You have done so much for my family when my niece was sick and we are forever grateful to you. You are an inspiration to all. You got this!! Can’t wait to celebrate with you!! Love you

  18. Lynda Twohig

    Wishing you all the best Colm x

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