Richard Murry Fundraiser
This is a fundraiser for Richard Murry. The goal is to raise $10,000 to help with expenses for his terminal cancer. You may click on the image above to learn more or to donate to the fund. The following is a passage written by his daughter.
In his early twenties Richard (my dad) battled cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, for the first time. Having cancer is never good, but thirty or so years ago the chemo and radiation just wasn’t as good as today, and his odds of survival weren’t predicted very high. Even with the odds against him, he beats the odds the first time. On top of cancer and chemo Richards ex-wife divorced him during his treatment and he started the fight for custody of Crystal (oldest sister). A few years later he beat the odds again when after re-marrying he defying doctors predictions that his treatment would prevent him from having more children, and my parents were blessed with myself and my older sister.Just over a year or so after I was born Richard learned that he had developed heart disease, the result of the radiation hardening his heart and arteries. Year after year he had surgery after surgery and continued to survive and as he liked to say, stayed a step behind modern medicine and continued to beat the odds. During all this he was an amazing father, who did Boy scouts with me, went to all my sisters’ soccer games, and loved all three of his children with all his heart. He has never let his illness slow him down or let him feel sorry for himself. Several bypasses, many balloons and stents later he was put on the heart transplant list. Two years of waiting, he got the heart he so desperately needed. Imagine that he did it again and beat the odds once more, he was our Superman. The heart transplant was successful. We had 5 great years with great health, but we are selfish for more.Unfortunately now it looks like we have ran out of luck. He was diagnosed with cancer second time October 2013, he has put up a good fight again but this time it does not look like he will beat the odds. The doctors have said that his diagnosis is terminal. We (the family) are trying to raise some money to make sure Richard can live out the end of his life in peace and happiness. There are a lot of costs coming up in his final months as his daughter (Aimee) is getting married, renovating the house and planning his final family trip to Disneyworld before Richard is put into hospice care. We could use a little help and any donations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity, time, thoughts and prayers , it will be truly appreciated.