Monica Holahan Murphy, loving and beloved spouse, sister and friend, passed peacefully on July 26th 2023, surrounded by the love of her family and with her devoted husband Matt there holding her hand.
Monica bravely battled colon cancer and a host of other physical and mental challenges for over eight months. She took on her illness and all the pain like the hero she was, and fought bravely for every good moment of life she could have. She is a profound example of grace in action and courage through adversity.
During that time, Matt Murphy put his career aside and devoted all his time and energy to caring and advocating for Monica, working with doctors and hospitals to provide the best possible care, support and pain relief. As a result, Matt now faces an overwhelming financial burden. Hospital, health care and unique medical supply expenses not covered by insurance compounded by a loss of income for both of them for several months have left Matt in a most challenging financial situation, which is why we are reaching out with this GoFundMe campaign.
Between home health care and the considerable amount of unique home care supplies needed - that burden alone surpasses $10,000. Add 5 hospitalizations, inpatient rehabilitation, transports, surgeries, procedures, chemotherapy and targeted immunotherapy - combined with the need to stay in an extended stay hotel with proper disability accommodation- the personal financial burden exceeds $40,000.
Thanks to everyone for your love and support, and for your continued love and support for Matt and all of Monica's family.