Helping the Murphy's

For: Michael & Regina Murphy
Organizer: Patty Stoehr & Sheena Dunio
Helping the Murphy's (Michael & Regina Murphy)
$8,741
of $9,000 goal.
Raised by 112 donors
97% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

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.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 19, 2014

Posted on April 19, 2014

Hi.It's Regina.I wanted to let everyone know that Mike is still making great progress.I finally got to spend the entire day with him wednesday and participate in his very extensive and grueling therapy.Up until wednesday,his therapy was between him and his great therapists.Now they are actually even educating Nate and I on how to assist Mike on manuevering his wheelchair ,his walker and  his medicines and  his feeding tube and so many other things.Mike might be coming home next saturday and will continue his therapy on a outpatient basis.I would again like to thank you all who constantly  give your love and support to us.For every donation ,every prayer,every time you thoght of us,every hug and kiss THANK YOU!  HAPPY EASTER and  Blessings to all.May God bless you all as much as I am blessedwith you freindship. Love, Regina and Nate

Posted on April 19, 2014

Posted on April 19, 2014

Hi.It's Regina.I wanted to let everyone know that Mike is still making great progress.I finally got to spend the entire day with him wednesday and participate in his very extensive and grueling therapy.Up until wednesday,his therapy was between him and his great therapists.Now they are actually even educating Nate and I on how to assist Mike on manuevering his wheelchair ,his walker and  his medicines and  his feeding tube and so many other things.Mike might be coming home next saturday and will continue his therapy on a outpatient basis.I would again like to thank you all who constantly  give your love and support to us.For every donation ,every prayer,every time you thoght of us,every hug and kiss THANK YOU!  HAPPY EASTER and  Blessings to all.May God bless you all as much as I am blessedwith you freindship. Love, Regina and Nate

Posted on March 28, 2014

Posted on March 28, 2014

Message from Regina:

"Mike is still at HealthSouth and is making progress with his speach and physical therapy. He is just starting to try real food (pureed, but it's still food!) and testing his swallowing capabilities. He had a slight setback on Sunday, having numerous blood clots in both legs, but after having a vena cava filter placed through the internal jugular vein, he is doing much better.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us during this difficult time. The prayers and support have been wonderful.

Love to all,

Regina

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