THE group of Builth Wells has misplaced an “inspiration”, a “legend” and somebody described as a “one among a sort” following the shock demise of Murray Beehan.
Tributes poured in for the 34-year-old after he died out of the blue final week. Murray, recognized affectionately by household and numerous buddies as ‘Muz’, overcame varied struggles after being given little likelihood of survival when a troublesome supply meant he was born affected by shock, which in flip led to blood clots forming within the vessels of his kidneys, inflicting irreparable injury.
That decreased his kidney operate and resulted in him present process three kidney transplants earlier than the age of six, the primary two of which failed, and but he went on to defy docs and win scores of medals as an excellent athlete and swimmer on the British and World Transplant Video games as a toddler and teenager.
Murray’s household this week described him as “Mr Invincible” having beat all the chances early on to stay a full and joyful life.
Regardless that he had shielded for a lot of 2020, having being put in a high-risk class of catching coronavirus resulting from his well being issues, and particularly after his third transplant failed 4 years in the past, a Covid-19 take a look at days earlier than Christmas proved detrimental. He died out of the blue on Wednesday, December 30, after out of the blue collapsing at house with mum Alvina and pop Patrick current, the reason for demise as but unknown.
His demise sparked a surge of vibrant tributes and nostalgic photographs on social media – from a mess of family and friends from Builth, in addition to past, together with a few of his agency buddies he met whereas competing within the pool.
Lifelong household buddy Gareth Wooden stated: “Seeing all of the tributes roll in for you. Muz, you might be one among a sort.
“You place each ounce of effort in to make it to my wedding ceremony overseas, not lengthy after popping out of intensive care. I’ve misplaced rely of the quantity of instances we have sat on the finish of evening when everybody else is asleep telling one another how a lot we love one another. Take care pal.”
One other shut mate Simon Certain posted: “RIP my good pal, at all times such a optimistic soul. You’ll be really missed.”
Dan Tate added: “Relaxation simple Murray Beehan lad. One of many largest legends I’ve had the privilege to fulfill. Ideas with Sean Beehan and Ryan and household. RIP Baz.”
Rachael Hughes added: “Relaxation in peace Murray, you have been such an inspiration that you’ll by no means be forgotten. Taken far too quickly however you certain knew learn how to make most of your life.”
After struggling kidney failure at start, Murray was on a dialysis machine for 4 hours a day till the age of 5, when his third kidney transplant was profitable.
After this operation in 1992, he performed soccer and rugby for Builth at junior degree earlier than being compelled to cease aged 13 as a result of had a knock or sort out broken his transplanted kidney, it might have killed him.
Somewhat than wallow, Murray channelled his vitality elsewhere – athletics and swimming; fields the place onerous work and perseverance paid off and noticed him win gold medals within the 100 metre dash, lengthy leap and three swimming disciplines on the 2002 British Transplant Video games. These feats earned him a spot within the Group GB squad for the World Transplant Video games a 12 months later, in France. He competed once more two years after in Canada and once more in South Africa in 2013 – successful medals on every event.
Former GB team-mates additionally took to Fb to heap reward on their pal. Elizabeth Hosford stated: “A giant hug and far like to Murray’s household and buddies. Murray, I will principally keep in mind our World Video games in Malaga the place we sat within the pool and chatted till our beers received heat. Absolute prime bloke whose outlook was optimistic and wonderful. A lot love.”
Fellow swimmer George Newman stated: “Murray, I’ve had nothing however love and respect for you because you first shook my hand on the video games after a race. I simply want we might have one final catch up over a beer.”
After ending highschool in his hometown, Murray graduated from Cardiff College with a city and regional planning diploma. In recent times he’d accomplished a diploma for monetary advisers and was working with dad Pat as an advisor on the time of his demise. He’d additionally served as rugby coach for Builth 2nds for a variety of years.
In addition to his devoted mum and pop, Murray additionally leaves behind youthful brothers Sean and Ryan, in addition to companion Tatum, who he’d been with for the final 5 years, with the household describing the couple as “soulmates”.