2020 Garden State 5K   ○   Murphy's Marvels

Barbara Murphy

I AM STILL HERE

In memory of those we have lost this year

Story

On August 1st I celebrated the 8th Anniversary of my single lung transplant.  
On September 2nd I celebrated my 79th birthday.  WOW!  I am a lucky woman!  
 

You all know my story. I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2004.  It was caused by Scleroderma.  Maybe that was why progression was slow, fortunately for me.  Then in 2012 I was put on the transplant list and the transplant happened at NY Presbyterian/Columbia hospital. 
 

My goal is to find a cure for this terrible disease.  It can have no cause (idiopathic) or there is a cause, like mine. It robs people of enjoying life. It can happen to anyone, at any age.  It has no cure. 
 

This page is in loving memory of the members of our Support Group who died this year

Steve Kohler         2/25/20                                       John Omaster.      3/04/20                                       John Silva.            3/20/20.                                       Norm Baron.         3/31/20.                                      Hank Esnes.         5/07/20                                        Bob Byrnes           7/27/20

With Love to you all -----

   
 

 

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My Supporters

  • Barbara Murphy To help find a cure for pulmonary fibrosis. Too many of us have suffered and died from this little known disease. October 2020 $2,500.00
  • Coleen Higgins-Jacob Rooting for you Joy! Hugs Coleen & Jerry October 2020
  • Steve and Mary-Agnes Larson September 2020
  • Mary Kelleher Dear Joy, You’re awesome! You are Wonder Woman battling this disease with unending courage and strength. Love, Mary and Joe September 2020
  • Dolores DiPaola In memory of my husband Lou DiPaola. September 2020
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  • Barbara Murphy To help find a cure for pulmonary fibrosis. Too many of us have suffered and died from this little known disease. October 2020 $2,500.00
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