Hope 4 Holly's Fight With Diabetes

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Raised by 304 people in 18 months


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.     
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Happy 4th of July !! Holly hasn’t changed much , she is awake and aware of people in the room but still no communication or response. We still visit her every day and are praying for Holly’s miracle! Everyone be safe today!
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Hey everyone, I’m sorry I don’t have any news to tell you about Holly. Nothing has changed at all , no good news no bad news everything seems to be the same . She had a small infection that got cleared up very quick with antibiotics. She opens her eyes and watches you but no communication. Harlie and I are headed to the lake for the weekend for some chill time . Hope everyone has a awesome weekend and we’ll post pics from the lake , Harlie can’t wait to jump off the cliffs and ride the tube ! Should be a great time .
Hope4Holly!!
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Good morning everybody! Today marks 14 months we have been without our Holly . Things haven’t really changed much , Holly is still pretty much the same . Knock on wood Holly has no infection right now and is still following us around the room when she is awake. I’ve had some frustrations with the place she is at the last couple weeks but think I got them straightened out . We all love and miss you Holly !!! Harlie is doing good, getting honor roll at school and playing her softball! Have a great week thank you everyone!
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Hope everyone is having a Great Easter ! Holly is doing pretty good . She has been awake a lot more and seems to be pretty comfortable. Still hasn’t been any changes good or bad things seem to be holding steady. Harlie and I have been doing pretty good. Busy with softball and trying to keep busy with friends. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support! Hope4Holly!!!
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James Murphy
17 months ago
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Thank you Sarah Windorski! Yes it was her Dexcom transmitter that died, not the battery in her testing kit ! Holly is a very responsible diabetic! I agree the previous comment was very inappropriate.

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Jennifer Garcia
17 months ago
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I will continue to pray for you Holly. She is an amazing person and I have actually got to know her because I work at her doctors office. My heart goes out to the family.

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Sarah Windorski
17 months ago
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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.

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Sandy Clifton
17 months ago
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Praying for Holly to recover and praying for Jim, Harley, friends and family. Your neighbors Sandy and Carl Clifton.

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Eilan Regan
17 months ago
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2

You are all always in our thoughts and always in our prayers! Thank you for the update!!

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Patricia Morrison
18 months ago
2
2

Holly and my daughter were best friends in high school and she even stayed with us during her senior year. We have always considered her another daughter. We are praying for all of you.

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Jody McNelis
12 months ago
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1

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!

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Becky Johnson
16 months ago
1
1

My mom used a Dexcom unit. It was always having issues with wrong readings. :(. Diabetes is a very scary thing. I hope she recovers soon. Praying for you guys!

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Denise Guzman Escobar
17 months ago
1
1

Ill be praying for your wife I know that feeling sometimes my sugar goes down when I'm sleeping and it's a ugly and scary . My prayers send your way

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Sabrina Green
17 months ago
1
1

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.

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Eilan Regan
17 months ago
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This is very exciting!!

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Susan Balistreri
18 months ago
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We continue to pray for all of you ❤️

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Charlotte Michelle Province
17 months ago

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.

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Marlene Alegria
5 months ago

Can the doctor lower her pain med's even more? Maybe it might make a difference in her alertness. Seems like the meds are keeping her from talking. Just doesn't seem right that she has been in this state for such a long time.

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Allison Megaw
12 months ago

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

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Ann Samaras Makris
13 months ago

Healing for Holly & your family.

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Mary E. MacNamara Hattabaugh
13 months ago

I'll continue to lift Holly up in prayer. Praying for her miracle!

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Jody McNelis
14 months ago

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!!!

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Eilan Regan
15 months ago

OOOooo!

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Eilan Regan
15 months ago

Be well! We miss you!!!!! Wen eed you!!!!Love, light and healing!!!!

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Love & prayers being sent your way.❤️❤️

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James Murphy
17 months ago
3
3

Thank you Sarah Windorski! Yes it was her Dexcom transmitter that died, not the battery in her testing kit ! Holly is a very responsible diabetic! I agree the previous comment was very inappropriate.

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Jennifer Garcia
17 months ago
3
3

I will continue to pray for you Holly. She is an amazing person and I have actually got to know her because I work at her doctors office. My heart goes out to the family.

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Sarah Windorski
17 months ago
2
2

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.

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Sandy Clifton
17 months ago
2
2

Praying for Holly to recover and praying for Jim, Harley, friends and family. Your neighbors Sandy and Carl Clifton.

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Eilan Regan
17 months ago
2
2

You are all always in our thoughts and always in our prayers! Thank you for the update!!

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Patricia Morrison
18 months ago
2
2

Holly and my daughter were best friends in high school and she even stayed with us during her senior year. We have always considered her another daughter. We are praying for all of you.

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Jody McNelis
12 months ago
1
1

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!

+ Read More
Becky Johnson
16 months ago
1
1

My mom used a Dexcom unit. It was always having issues with wrong readings. :(. Diabetes is a very scary thing. I hope she recovers soon. Praying for you guys!

+ Read More
Denise Guzman Escobar
17 months ago
1
1

Ill be praying for your wife I know that feeling sometimes my sugar goes down when I'm sleeping and it's a ugly and scary . My prayers send your way

+ Read More
Sabrina Green
17 months ago
1
1

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.

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Eilan Regan
17 months ago
1
1

This is very exciting!!

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Susan Balistreri
18 months ago
1
1

We continue to pray for all of you ❤️

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Charlotte Michelle Province
17 months ago

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.

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Marlene Alegria
5 months ago

Can the doctor lower her pain med's even more? Maybe it might make a difference in her alertness. Seems like the meds are keeping her from talking. Just doesn't seem right that she has been in this state for such a long time.

+ Read More
Allison Megaw
12 months ago

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

+ Read More
Ann Samaras Makris
13 months ago

Healing for Holly & your family.

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Mary E. MacNamara Hattabaugh
13 months ago

I'll continue to lift Holly up in prayer. Praying for her miracle!

+ Read More
Jody McNelis
14 months ago

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!!!

+ Read More
Eilan Regan
15 months ago

OOOooo!

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Eilan Regan
15 months ago

Be well! We miss you!!!!! Wen eed you!!!!Love, light and healing!!!!

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