Paying Tribute to Jamie Murphy

Jamie's Relationship to Me

Jamie Murphy was part of our daycare family. He was our daycare provider's son, but most importantly a guy our kids looked up to. 
Jamie had an unbelievable bond with the daycare kids. They were always excited to see him especially for their Friday lunch dates at daycare. 

Handy Man Jamie

Jamie at 26 years old, was quite the handy man. His mom, Kathy, was always proud of his accomplishments. He most recently worked for Hight Construction but did run his own business, J's Carpentry. He built the deck that our daycare kids play on. The kid sized picnic table that they eat their afternoon snacks on. His mark will forever be left on their lives.

Unexpected Passing

The past 10 days have been tough on Kathy and Lee(Jamie's brother). On Thursday April 23rd Jamie was admitted into the hospital. He started to have seizures and spiked a temperature so they placed in in the ICU under and induced coma. On Monday April 27th he was still having seizures but was able to Facetime with his mom and brother. He responded to their voices. On Tuesday he was having a better day as his temperature dropped and was responding to doctors. On Wednesday, results were finally back from Mayo, they determined he had encephalitis. So moving forward with that treatment plan. He also had promising MRI results. On Thursday it was a wait and see day as they had his temperature steady and no signs of high toxic brain injury were noted. Friday seemed to be a really good day. They were able to pull Jamie off sedation in the afternoon and he was able to respond to his family during a Facetime call that evening. On Saturday May 2nd we received a heart stopping message that Jamie had passed at 2:52 pm. 

Support Needed

To help Kathy and Lee move forward, I am asking for prayers first. Pray for them to have strength in this whole process because we know it cannot be easy. If you are in a position to give any amount of money it would also be greatly appreciated as Kathy and Lee are left to move forward planning a funeral for someone who was taken from them way too early. Help them move forward by reducing the financial stress that has been suddenly placed on their family.

  • Paula Smith Duren 
    • $25 
    • 27 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 27 mos
  • Patty Meier 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Christie Jaeger 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Nathan Mitchell 
    • $20 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Tiffany Walter 
Minot, ND
Lee Murphy