Hope 4 Holly's Fight With Diabetes
Our family is learning just how devastating Type I Diabetes (also known as Juvenile Onset Diabetes) can be. Our Wife, Mother, and daughter in law, Holly Murphy, was first diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at the age of six. It has not been easy to control her diabetes and she has had numerous hospitalization and Emergency visits in the past related to this awful disease. In 2006, Holly and I welcomed our daughter, Harlie, to the family. The pregnancy was difficult and left Holly disabled, unable to work, but able to mother and nuture her.
Last Friday, February 10, 2017, Holly was found unconscious at home. She experienced a critical complication related to her diabetes that has left her unconscious and on advanced life-support. Holly’s prognosis is unclear at this time but doctors are predicting a long rehabilitation if she is ever to gain consciousness. As you might imagine, this is taking a huge toll on our family. The emotional stress is enormous and unbearable .
Holly is the best mother and wife we could ever have been blessed with. After losing her parents at a very young age, she is determined to create the life for our daughter that she never had. She is the happiest person you could be around , she loves everybody and everybody loves her . Holly greets everyone she meets with a smile and as a friend.
In response to the mounting medical expenses, and time away from work, we are setting up this Go-Fund-Me page to help with some of the financial burden of this devastating life-event.
We will provide updates on Holly’s progress as her condition improves or changes. Our deepest thanks to all our friends and strangers who have offered their prayers and support during this very difficult time.
Sending lots of love your way in hopes that Holly continues to improve!! To Charlotte Michelle Province- It seems like the KVOA article was referring to her CGM transmitter as needing replacement, not AAA batteries for a traditional monitor. Probably because someone explained to them that its battery died and it (being the transmitter) needed to be replaced. Then they decided to dumb it down for folks who aren't T1D like us. Your comment is so inappropriate.
I have a friend who is struggling financially and also has a similar monitor to the one Holly uses. She recently posted that she has run out of batteries for her unit. I told her about Holly's story and she promised she would never run out again. She went from joking about it to understanding there would be great consequences for not making her health a priority. So see Holly you are teaching others. Now you need to get better!
My son was diagnosed with type 1 at 15 months old. He is now 10 and had 2 siezures this past year from low blood sugars. Type 1 diabetes is so hard to live with. It's a constant battle with a disease that has a mind of its own. Holly, you can do it! Fight, fight as hard as you can. I'm sure you're tired but you can do it. We are praying so hard for you and your beautiful family.
The article states she hadn't replaced the battery in her glucose monitor, that means she wasn't checking herself. I've had T1D for 31 years, glucose monitor batteries cost nothing. They, and pumps, use one of only two types of batteries which cost less than $3 . There's more to the story here.
Someone Dies……..it’s None of Our Business……..None. Period. James...there is a wonderful "Diabetes Dad" , Tom Karlya who writes a blog and is a huge Diabetes activist (2 now adult children w/ D) He wrote the excellent above titled blog. posted 7/28/17....Might be good to share this here..fyi. http://diabetesdad.org
Healing for Holly & your family.
I'll continue to lift Holly up in prayer. Praying for her miracle!
Happy Birthday, sweet lady! The Tucson Crops of Luv Retreat won't be the same without you this year. I pray you will be well enough to join us for the retreat next year. Fight on girl!!!
Be well! We miss you!!!!! Wen eed you!!!!Love, light and healing!!!!
Praying for Holly. No one can really understand what this is like unless they know T1D and the 24/7/365 struggles and all of the risks associated. Stay strong James and family. All the very best to you - wishing the best for Holly!!