Gone was a man who lived life as everyone should – for the moment.
Living with Cystic Fibrosis all his life, Mal (38) never surrendered to it. It did hold him like handcuffs at times, but when he soared, he soared.
Four years ago, he ran the Dublin City marathon. Simply awesome.
He was inspired by the Team Carrie attitude, a group set up by David Carrie eight years ago to allow people the chance to fulfil a dream – running a marathon.
He went on to even write a song about them.