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Kellie Murphy Needs a Lifesaving Stem Cell Transplant.

As many of you are aware, Kellie Murphy, a Westernport native (daughter of Robert and Sharon Wright), Monrovia resident, public school teacher and mother of two, is battling Multiple Myeloma (a blood cancer that focuses on the bone marrow). A stem cell transplant is her best hope for a return to good health. Unfortunately, this process is very expensive.

Updates (1)

May 3, 2016

Hi everyone!
Thank you so much for your kind words and generosity. Believe it or now, cancer has made me realize how blessed I truly am.
Just a brief update on what is happening….the bone marrow transplant is a go! I’m so happy to get this started, but I’m also scared. I start getting medications next week to “wake up” my stem cells so they can get the 10 million they need to for two transplants (one now and one for the future). I will be admitted to the University of Maryland Medical Center on May 31st. (Happy Birthday to me and my beautiful daughter, Amber.) I will try to give some updates as I go along since this is a first for me and I’m guessing it is new for anyone reading this.
Thanks again and I will write when there is something new to tell.


June 8, 2016

Kellie, I found a quote for you. “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” ~C.S. Lewis~ Not that your are "ordinary" but, your destiny is to teach!! Can wait to see you back here at GHS in the fall teaching new up and coming teachers. Miss you.

Dietz (your 2nd favorite)

May 7, 2016

You were my favorite teacher at GHS. You are such a kind hearted woman, and I wish you well with your journey. Sending love, thoughts, and prayers. Stay strong!

Crystal Cooper - class of 2010

April 9, 2016

Sending love and good thoughts to my favorite across-the-hall neighbor.

Marie Pepper

March 3, 2016

Mrs. Murphy, You were my favorite teacher at GHS! It was you that inspired me to work with children and not a day goes by that I don't instill what you have taught me into my kids. I never really got to thank you for the impact you've had on my life. Thank you for inspiring me, for your enthusiasm in teaching, and your wonderful class. You and your family are in my prayers!

Rachel Rodriguez class of 2007