Dean Murray

First post: 9/3/2017 Latest post: 9/10/2017
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Dean Murray was born in 1969 with Spastic Cerebral Palsy.  Every day of his life is a struggle. He wasn't expected to live, but he was a fighter and had other plans.  His mother is his rock.  She made Dean strong by giving him as normal life as possible and encouraging him to live life to the fullest.  He lived in Pennsylvania for sixteen years and attended schools in the Solanco District in Quarryville.  In 1987, he moved back to his hometown in Maine where he graduated from high school.   Dean was married for several years and is now battling his second battle with cancer.    

One would think Dean had enough to battle with, having CP.  In 2009, he was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer and traveled to Boston, Massachusetts for surgery to remove the cancer and have major reconstruction of his esophageal area.  He went through radiation and chemotherapy treatments.  Through all of it, he began to question, "Why me?"

In February 2017, Dean started to have severe pain in his back.  Imaging showed that he had a broken bone in the spinal area so he had surgery to repair it. From this surgery, it was discovered that he now has Metastasized Bone Cancer.  So, that haunting question is back, "Why me?"  He was told that he only had a few months to live and that radiation and chemotherapy would not help and was not advised.  But he IS a fighter and has other plans!  He had radiation and has completed fifteen chemo treatments (as of 8-22-17), defying all odds and surprising the doctor!  His first PET scan, after a few treatments, resulted in wonderful news, the cancer had not spread or enlarged.  The doctor admits they are on the right track and Dean is on a long term chemo plan.

​The doctors wonder if Dean has "SUPER POWERS! "

Dean is truly an AMAZING person!  He  always thinks of others despite his own challenges.  He has been a volunteer for a local food pantry, greeting people with his smile and washing tables off with his one awkward arm.  He has been a volunteer at the local 68 Hours of Hunger program helping to stuff bags of food for needy kids in the school district.  In December, 2016 he manned a kettle (with his mom), ringing the familiar bell, wishing shoppers a joyous holiday  for the Salvation Army, at a local grocery store.

Dean's Aunt C. started a fund for him.  If you would like to help him out with expenses, click on the link below.

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Thank you, Aunt L. and The Dean Team

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