Any one that knows Mike Murphy knows that he is a very caring and loving person. He is not only a great husband and father, but he is also greatly loved by his coworkers at Atlantic Broadband, all of his friends, family, and pretty much anyone who knows him.
Mike was diagnosed with a very rare blood disease called TTP several years ago. His first battle with the disease lasted several months until he finally went into remission. The doctors had told him that if he stayed in remission for 10 years, the disease would most likely not return. Unfortunately in 2011, the disease did return and Mike had to battle once again. This time the disease took a hold of Mike and would not let go. Not only was the disease trying on his body, but complications from an infection caused a heart problem as well. For almost a year he fought and then finally went into remission again.
Now, after finally getting back on his feet and into a normal routine, Mike suffered four strokes in a very short amount of time. He had been at UPMC Altoona Hospital, was transferred to an acute care facility in Johnstown, and is now back in Altoona at HealthSouth.
Mike and his wife Regina already have a mountain of medical bills that they’ve been trying to chip away at from his previous battles and now they are incurring a multitude of additional expenses daily. Mike is not out of the woods yet, but this man surprises us all every day with his will to live. He still has a long road to recovery ahead of him. Any donation large or small would lighten the burden and would be greatly appreciated. Mike is a fighter, as the past few years have shown. He needs our prayers and support right now. Please help Mike, Regina, and Nathan in any way that you can.