Hope 4 Holly's Fight With Diabetes

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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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Good morning everyone. A couple days ago I had a talk with Holly’s Dr . There isn’t really any new information , Holly is still doing pretty much the same . However I did ask the Dr about her pain management and why she hasn’t been trying to talk anymore. I asked him to lower her pain meds because it almost seemed like she was just snowballed . Since I asked him to do that Holly has been more alert but still seems to be comfortable. She is not trying to talk again yet , but she is awake more and not only is she following your movements she seems to almost be paying attention. Yesterday she was raising her eyebrows to things I said ! It is very encouraging to see her reacting to me in a positive way . We all love and miss you Holly !!!!
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Yesterday was a year for us being without Our Holly . I posted a video on Our Hope4holly page . Unfortunately it won’t let me post it to here . If you would like to see it please check Facebook for Hope4Holly or search @Hollysmiracle . Thank you everyone, hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.
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Good Morning everyone, Holly was doing pretty good yesterday. She was kind of awake and comfortable. Talked to her for awhile telling her about Harlie and softball, and how things are at home . Trying anything I can think of to snap her out of this ! If you haven’t liked the Hope4Holly page please check it out. I am able to put more pictures and things on there than I can on here . Thanks everyone have a great day !
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I hope everyone enjoys the Super Bowl ! Harlie and I are on way to spend some time with Holly before going to our friends for their party. Last year we were at the same friends house for Super Bowl , it won’t be the same without you Holly ! We all love and miss you ! Next year you’ll be better and we will whoop it up again! Hope4Holly!! Holly’s Miracle!!!
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James Murphy
11 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
12 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
11 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
11 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
11 months ago
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You are all always in our thoughts and always in our prayers! Thank you for the update!!

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Patricia Morrison
12 months ago
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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
6 months ago
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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
10 months ago
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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
11 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
11 months ago
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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
11 months ago
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This is very exciting!!

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

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Charlotte Michelle Province
11 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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Allison Megaw
6 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
8 months ago

Healing for Holly & your family.

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Mary E. MacNamara Hattabaugh
8 months ago

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

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Jody McNelis
8 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
9 months ago

OOOooo!

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Eilan Regan
9 months ago

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

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PK Steffen
9 months ago

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!!

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Love & prayers being sent your way.❤️❤️

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Dawn Hagler
2 months ago

So sorry about your wife. After talking to Dave at Got Bugs, I finally put two and two together and realized that it was your wife who I had read about on the Leman PTO Facebook page. Since our kids go to the same school (my son Nathan is in 2nd grade there) and we get our pest control service from your company, I thought we should donate to your cause. Also, my husband has diabetes (type 2) so I know how hard it is to live with that condition. Praying that you get your Christmas miracle and your wife gets better.

James Murphy
11 months ago
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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
12 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.

+ Read More
Sarah Windorski
11 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
11 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
11 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
12 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
6 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 months ago
1
1

This is very exciting!!

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Susan Balistreri
12 months ago
1
1

We continue to pray for all of you ❤️

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Charlotte Michelle Province
11 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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Allison Megaw
6 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
8 months ago

Healing for Holly & your family.

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Mary E. MacNamara Hattabaugh
8 months ago

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

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Jody McNelis
8 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
9 months ago

OOOooo!

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Eilan Regan
9 months ago

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

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PK Steffen
9 months ago

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!!

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