The Murphy Family
When You Read This Passage< Know That I Am At Peace and basking in the Lord's Glory.Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Hello Friends and Family. The passage above is my strength. No matter how bad I am feeling and when times seem to be at the worst, I read this passage and it helps me to weather the storm. Today was one of those days. I did not sleep well last night and I woke up with a terrible headache and feeling very weak. At one point I thought I was having a heart attack or something bad was happening to me. I read the passage above and started feeling better right away. It's amazing the way this passage brings me comfort. If you've never read it before, take a moment and read it, you won't regret it.
Anyway, I feel the tumors going down as I am typing. Praise God!
Thank you for taking the time to check up on me. I won't let you down.
Thank God for you all!
Until next time,
Your loving brother
The Murphy Family
Things are looking up!This is David. This update is to let you know that my tumors are still shrinking. I am working hard to do everything that I can to keep the cancer under control. I know I will be rid of this dreadful disease soon. My spirits are high and I could not be happier. I still am in pain, but the pain seems less today than it normally is. It is extremely diffficult for me to eat since I can't open my mouth more than 1/4 inch and then I get headaches, but I manage to eat healthy everyday. I drink a lot of tea, protien shakes, coconut milk and green juices and water. I am hovering around 130 lbs but I don't seem to be lossing anymore weight. My energy level is low, but that is to be expected when cancer cells are dying off, so I sleep alot to give my body a chance to heal.
What else am I doing?I am continuing the supplements that I was taking while at the Hope 4 Cancer Clinic in Mexico. It seems that I am taking supplements all day long. I also am taking natural herbs 3 times a day. I also cut out meat and dairy products and eat mostly greens, fruits, and other alkaline foods. I also am continuing with the Sono Photo Dynamic Therapy treatments (SPDT). SPDT is a cancer treatment that works by destroying cancer cells using sound and light. SPDT was one of the main treatments that was performed at the Hope 4 Cancer Clinic. Once a week I put a black powder under my tounge. The Black powder is called SP Activate. The SP Activate(a chlorophyll derivative) attaches to the cancer cells only. When the SP Activate is activated using sound and light, it destroys the cancer cells. Hope 4 Cancer Clinic is one of only three places in the world that uses SPDT. I use a sono machine to activate the SP Activate with sound and 1 hours of sunlight each day. I also use unroasted coffee enemas to stimulate and detox my liver.
Testing.As soon as I can, I will have my blood checked to see if I am returning to normal or if my immune system is still in jeopardy due to the chemotherapy. I also want to schedule an MRI to confirm that the tumors are indeed shrinking and the cancer is not spreading.
Don't Take Things for Granted.Like eating, talking,drinking, breathing normally, sleeping through the night, using the bathroom, having energy to work and play, family and friends. I can tell you it sucks when you can't do those things I mentioned above without being in pain. I long to be able to do all those things one day again pain free.
Got to Get Back In The Saddle.The last three months have been hard to concentrate and I forgot a lot of things that I used to do daily. I feel my brain power starting to return and I am thinking more clearly. I need to remember how to program again and to do simple work related tasks. I have not been working much, Just about an hour a day just to keep my mind intact. Business has been very slow, but I need to get back to work ASAP before everything is lost.
The Fundraiser was a big success!!! Many Thanks to You all.I can't thank everyone enough. With no money coming in from my business at the moment, your donations not only paid the bill for Hope 4 Cancer and the airfare to get there, but it also helped to buy groceries at critical times. I gave the clinic $22,500 dollars upon arrival and the plane tickets were $1200. Plus I'm on the first of 3 months of the natural herbs which cost $750/month. All of the donations plus the $16,000 that I used from my pension plan has been exhausted, but it was money well spent. I pray that God Bless each one of you with good health and abundance. I have one more treatment left to do for today, then it's bedtime for me. I am still having difficulty talking without feeling pain in my throat and tongue, but I promise you that I will try to call you as soon as I can hold a conversation. Until then, I hope you and your family stay in good health.
With Much Love,
The Murphy Family
I could not have done it without you, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!Hello All, This is David. I am sorry for the missed updates. First let me thank all you kind people that came to my rescue in my time of need. I can't thank you enough. I will be sending each one of you a personal email and I will give you my cell number if you would like to call me. If there is anything that I can ever do for you, please don't hesitate to call me. I am your humble servant!
Dead or Alive?Well to be honest with you, when I left to Mexico, I really didn't know if I would be coming back alive or not. I was in real bad shape. I could not open my mouth at all, I lost hearing in my right ear, my face was swollen, I was addicted to morphine, I was weak, couldn't pronounce words clearly and it was hard to breathe. When I got to the Hope for Cancer Clinic in Mexico, I was so tired, all I wanted to do was sleep. Trudy and the staff were constantly pushing me to do the treatments. It wasn't easy, but when I thought about leaving my family behind and I thought about all of the people who donated their hard earned money and all the people that were praying for me, I knew that I had to get up and fight. During the three weeks I spent in Mexico, I hit rock bottom. It was mentally and physically exhausting, but worth it. Dr. Tony and his staff were there for me around the clock. They were at my bedside at a moments notice doing whatever they could do to keep me out of pain so I could do all of the treatments.
Here is the good news.After three weeks of treatment, the swelling in my face has gone, I can open my mouth about 1/4 inch, better than not at all, the hearing in my right ear is restored and I can speak clearly again. The best news is that after my second IPT Chemo Treatment, the tumors went down by 50% and there is a 70% reduction of blood flow to the tumors. The less the blood flow to the tumors the faster they die. I am still in constant extreme pain, but I am managing it with mild pain killers, but no morphine, thank God.
Now for the not so good news.After the first round of IPT Chemo Treatment, my tumors went down but my platelets, hemoglobin, white blood cells and my bone marrow all dropped below the minimum levels. I had to take a series of eight injections to build up my blood. My bloodwork then went up a little and they did the second round of IPT Chemo. My blood dropped again below the minimum levels. I met with the Doctors and they all agreed that my body could not stand the next two IPT Chemo Treatments. The Doctors really feel that If I could get the next two IPT treatments that it would wipe out the tumors all together, but they said if they tried another IPT treatment, it would be fatal. At first I was disappointed, but after meeting with the spiritual adviser, I now realize that God is in full control and everything happens according to his will, not mine. As a matter of fact, one of the IPT Doctors told me that IPT uses only 40% of the normal chemo dose and if I would have received a full 100% dose of chemo, it would have killed me. I made a personal decision to give my life to the Lord. Knowing God is in control brings me comfort and joy in my heart. I know I will be healed in God's time frame.
What's Next?Now I have to work to get my immune system back in shape and get my blood tested until I am within the normal ranges. Then I hope to return to Hope for Cancer to get my last two IPT Chemo Treatments. I am hoping that maybe in about a month I can return for another two weeks to get the last two treatments of IPT. Until then, I am doing some treatments at home. WOW!, I never knew so many people cared about me. You guys are the army behind me that gave me the strength to fight the good fight. I am no longer afraid of cancer or dying. I have a peace in my heart I never knew before now. My faith in God is stronger than ever and I know my health will be restored. I will update you again in a few days. Goodbye for now. Thank you and God Bless you all! With much Love, Your brother, -David
The Murphy Family
<h2> Day 16 in Mexico </h2
Merry Christmas to you all, and Happy Birthday to you Jesus!
David is a real trooper. He is in treatments all day. He is up at around 8am and is usually finishing up around 1am in the morning. That does not leave a lot of time for sleep, which he obviously needs to get better. Needless to say he is mostly exhausted. Eating also takes up about 1 and 1/2 hours at each meal, because while he can open his mouth a bit better than when he came, it still is quite difficult to get the food between his teeth. Also, his throat feels as though it's on fire as a result of the chemo. So, each bite is a struggle to swallow. Still we are not dwelling on the negative. We are keeping our focus on the tumor shirinkage to keep us positive.
As I mentioned before, David's blood cell count had dropped and he has been getting daily injections. Tomorrow morning early, they will give him a blood test to see if his red blood cells responded well to the medication. If the results are positive, he will have his 3rd IPT treatment either tomorrow afternoon or Friday morning.
I will let you know the outcome of the blood test.
Thank you for keeping David in your Prayers.
The Murphy Family
<h2> Day 12 in Mexico </h2
Seasons Greetings to All,
I hope you are all able to spend time with your loved ones during the Christmas holidays in good health. Today is our son's 18th birthday and we wish we could be with him and our family. Instead we are here in Mexico and while that is not ideal, we are very grateful that we have been given the chance to save David's life and that is due to all of you. We really do appreciate your help.
David has been feeling very weak these past few days, which is due mostly to the IPT treatment he had on Wednesday. The doctors informed him that his red blood cell count is low which is also a direct result of the IPT, so they have to give him some medication to counter that effect. Unfortunately, it needs to be administered by subcutaneous injection, which was terrible news for David because of his needle phobia. It will require six days of injections which started today. David refused at first, but after assurance by Dr. Angelica that it was a tiny needle and that she would perform the injection herself very gently, he agreed. It went much better than he expected and after much encouragement, he relaxed and was breathing normally again.
David has lost 6 pounds since we got here which means he is now 129 pounds. His normal weight is between 170 and 180 pounds. We are confident it's just a matter of time before he will be back to normal.
One of the doctors here, Dr. Munoz visited David last night and was very happy to see how much the swelling in his face had gone down and how much smaller the tumors had become. He says he is confident that each day David will begin to feel more energized and start to pick up weight.
As you can imagine, David is terribly homesick and is counting the days till we can return home. We won't be home till after Christmas, but we promised our children that we will make up for our absence with a wonderful dinner to celebrate our reunion.
Our children have all been troopers and are managing very well without us. We aren't surprised, they are all very strong and have kept very positive attitudes throughout all of this.
Thank you all for spreading the word about David and for all your prayers.
God is truly amazing,
The Murphy Family
<h2> Day 8 in Mexico </h2>
Yesterday was without a doubt, the absolute worst day David has had so far. He was nauseous and weak and vomiting, even though he had been unable to eat anything at all. He was quite sure he was "Checking Out", in fact he even asked Dr. Tony if he thought it was possible that he was dying, poor thing. It was a very helpless feeling to watch him suffer so terribly. The doctors were baffled for a while because they said that his symptoms were atypical for the IPT therapy. By the mid evening, they determined that David was suffering from morphine withdrawal symptoms. David had decided to stop the morphine altogether since he was getting the painkiller cocktail intravenously. David learned the hard way that he has to wean himself off of the morphine.
So he reintroduced the morphine into his system and after a few hours, David began to feel normal again, slept the rest of the night and woke up actually feeling better than he has felt since our arrival. Unfortunately, he had to forego the scheduled IPT and won't get it again until tomorrow. The good news is, the tumor continues to steadily decrease in size (this, straight from three different Doctor's mouths) and we couldn't be more elated. David is now able to open his mouth about 1/8th of an inch more and he is more comfortably able to eat solids again. His spirits are lifted and he's feeling more confident about making a full recovery.
David feels that if he made it through yesterday, he can get through anything.
Will update you again soon.
With Love and Gratitude,
The Murphy Family
<h2> Day 6 in Mexico </h2>
David had his first IPT (Insulin Potentiated Therapy which includes an intravenously administered chemo drug) on Wednesday, and since then he has been experiencing a lot of nausea (which apparently is a side effect of the chemo drug). The smell of food contributes greatly to this and he is having a hard time eating. On top of that his throat hurts when he eats so much, that he was brought to tears on Thursday (the day after IPT) when he tried to eat his breakfast. It was then decided that he start eating all his foods pureed, which has not been very appealing for him but at least it''s a little less painful. The simple act of drinking through a straw had become impossible for him for quite some time now. But, good news! Today he was able, for the first time in about 6 weeks, to drink his protein shake through a straw, which was very encouraging. I know I'm anxious to see results, but I really do think I see the swelling on the right side of his face decreasing. Also, the tumor had recently developed a hard pointy nodule on the tip which has become softened and a little flatter, so needless to say we are very hopeful. Part of the problem he's having with the pain is because he is being weaned from the morphine which was allowing him to eat without too much pain. They instead have been giving him a pain cocktail intraveously which is a lot less damaging to his immune system than the morphine. He gets one in the morning now and one at night to help him sleep. Today he had his first acupuncture treatment which went well considering his phobia of needles. This went a lot different compared to when he had his subclavicle catheter inserted which had him shaking and sweating and so very tense, that he had to be anesthesized to get the job done. He is all day in treatments and when the day is through, he is exhausted and falls right asleep for the night. He is very homesick but understands that he has absolutely zero options, so he has to dig his heels in and bare it. We are just staying in prayer and thankfulness to get us through this very trying time. We know that we would not have had even this option had it not been for the kindness and support of all of you and we are forever in your debt. We are so grateful for all your help. It really means to world to us and we mean to come out of this victorious.
That is all for now. I will try to update you each day on how things are going. Again, thank you all for all the love and support you have given.
The Murphy Family
<h2>Day 4 in Mexico.</h2>
We arrived on Tuesday and began treatments immediately. David has been seen by several Doctors so far and has been receiving excellent care. Things have been a little rough for him undergoing all the various treatments but the good news is that the tumors appear to be shrinking already.
David gets many treatments everyday. The treatments includes: Hyperthermia, Intravenous IPT, Sono Photo Dynamic Therapy, Intravenous B17, Intravenous Silver, the Hyperbaric Chamber, Indiba(localized hyperthermia, coffee enemas, ondamed (balances energy and strengthens the imune system), oxygen, Infared Sauna and Infared Lamps and very healthy meals, proteins shakes and greens jucices, vitamins and detox, acupunture and other supplements. David has had a subclavicular catheter inserted in his chest that they use to administer his IV's.
It is hard to be away from our children and away from home, but our Daughter Ashley and her husband Brayden are keeping things together for us while we are away.
Things seem a bit rough now, but the doctors say things will get a little worse before they get better. The doctors, nurses and the staff at Hope 4 Cancer are amazing. David gets around the clock attention. There are always doctors and nursers 24 hours checking up on his progress.
David says these are the hardest times he has ever gone through, but he is determined to win this battle. We are in Tiajuana, about 45 minutes from the mexican border. Our room has a view of the Pacific Ocean and to the right, in the distance we can see San diageo. The area is a little similar to Little Havana in Miami. Today it was about 47 degrees when we woke up but thank goodness, the temperature is climbing.
David is overwhemled by all of his friends, family and even people he doesn't know who are making donations and offering support. David wants to make his cell phone public for people who want to call to say hello, but he is having a bit of trouble speaking at the moment. He is eager to speak with everyone and will post an update with his number when he can speak clearly again. Until then, he offers his prayers to all for good health and prosperity.
We only have enough money for three weeks of treatment, but the doctors think it may take a little longer. Please continue to spread the word and we will post another update in a day or two.
With much love and appreciation.
The Murphy Family
First of all, we would like to thank you all for your generous contributions, your prayers and your words of encouragement. Your kind words really do lift our spirits. We read all the comments everyday. Well, We have both good news and bad news.
First The Bad News
David's condition is getting worse. The pain in intensifying and not only has he lost hearing in his right ear, but his air passage is being blocked. so now, he has to use oxygen to help him breathe without getting headaces.
Now, The Good News
Thanks to your help, we have enough money to begin the cancer treatment. We've made our flight arrangements and we leave for Mexico on the morning of Monday, December 9th. We have faith that David is now on the road to recovery. We are so excited and thankful to everyone.
Currently, we have only half of the money that David needs to complete his cancer treatment, so please, continue to spread the word and encourage others to make contributions to his cancer fund as well.
We will keep you updated daily while we are in Mexico. We plan on returning in early January.
Again, thank you all for making this miracle happen.
May God Bless you and your family.
The Murphy Family
Published on Jul 7, 2013
In this interview with Wellness Talk Radio, Dr. Antonio Jimenez, M.D., Medical Director of Hope4Cancer Institute and renowed cancer clinical physician and researcher, outlines the importance and relevance of modern alternative cancer treatments in today's world. Hope4Cancer Institute has successfully treated hundreds of cancer patients in their center at Baja California in Mexico.
The Murphy Family
If you are curious as to what exact treatment my father will be undergoing, please click on the link below to learn more about SPDT, and other treatments that David will undergo at the Hope 4 Cancer Institute.
Also check out the last video I posted with Dr. Tony Jimenez as he elaborates on his unique process of cancer treatment.
Thanks once again for caring and I will keep you posted.
Much love and gratitude,
The Murphy Family
This has been a great week. I know that during the holiday season everyone needs money for food, travel, gifts, bills, and other necessicities. This is already an expensive time of year and I can't thank you enough for all of the donations that were made to help my dad in his time of need. This morning my dad woke up with a stabbing pain and a loss of hearing in his right ear. He is heavily medicated to keep his pain in under control, but his condition is getting worse each day.
PLEASE, help spread the word. My dad is running out of time and he needs treatment now.
We have been trying to send out thank you emails, but they are all being rejected by the receipents email server. Can you please add firstname.lastname@example.org
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Once again thank you so much for all of your effort. Your contributions mean the world to us.
Have A Happy Holiday,
The Murphy Family
By Trudy Murphy:
I want to thank everyone that has made a donation and has shared David's Story. Our Family is extremely grateful for your help. Your support has lifted David's spirit and gives us hope that he will get the treatment that he desperately needs. We still have a long way to go, but with your help, I know we will raise the funds we need to get David help. If we can raise the funds in time, we are planning to send David to the Hope 4 Cacer Insitute in Mexico in early December. Thank you for all the support and please continue to share David's Story! I will do my best to post updates on a weekly basis.