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Kerrie Murphy Recovery Fund

$15,576 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 228 people in 4 months
Created November 29, 2018
Kerrie Sumner Murphy is an incredible educator, artist, activist, and mom. On Saturday November 17th, Kerrie went into a coma while visiting friends in Olympia, WA. She was rushed to St. Peters Providence Hospital where doctors found it hard to diagnose her condition, but now feel confident that Kerrie suffered a stroke in her sleep. 

Over the past week and a half, she has had some lucid moments, but struggles with basic motor skills and appears to have some memory loss. Doctors are still performing tests and are unsure of what will be permanent and what can be improved with occupational and physical therapy. The best recovery outcome could take up to a year of in-home care.

Unfortunately, the home that Kerrie shares with her husband, Thomas W. Murphy, and two adorable cats, is not accessible for someone in her condition. Kerrie's family have already begun to prepare for renovations to their unfinished basement, so that Kerrie may have a new room that is accessible from the ground floor and designed to meet her new needs. 

Many have asked how they can help our family during this time. If you are financially able to give even a small amount, it will help to take some of the burden off of Kerrie and her family during this difficult time. Funds raised will also go towards the unexpected medical costs that Kerrie's insurance does not cover. 

Thank you so much and we appreciate any form of support.

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With generous support from more than 230 family and friends we have been able to nearly complete our previously unfinished ground floor with an accessible master bath and bed and an accessible laundry, toilet, and shower. Only the fireplace and a closet remain to be finished. Kerrie is now continuing her recovery in the basement that was previously just a twelve-year-old dream. THANK YOU ALL!
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Hello!

We wanted to give an update on Kerrie's situation. First off, we are blown away by the support from our friends, family, and community. This is a testament to the tremendous impact Kerrie has had on the lives of those around her. We are endlessly thankful.

Kerrie moved this week to a skilled nursing facility that is much closer to home. Her family is thrilled about that! She is showing lots of improvements and physical therapy will help her to improve even more. We hope that she will be able to return home within a couple weeks. We do not want to overwhelm her with too many visitors at once, so if you are hoping to stop by for a visit, please contact Tom or Jessyca.
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$15,576 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 228 people in 4 months
Created November 29, 2018
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