22-year-old Bobby Murphy suffered a severe brain injury last week after falling from the back of a truck and his family needs our help. They had to cut out part of his skull because of swelling. He was out of state when this happened and it is forcing a huge financial burden on his loved ones.
Bobby is an avid DelMoSports athlete and has participated in various events such as Escape the Cape (2016, 2019), Tri the Wildwoods (2017, 2018) and Crest Best Run Fest (2018, 2019). In addition, Bobby was a Wildwood Crest Life Guard.
According to his mother Lisa, “Friday (3/12), after Bobby was done work at a shipyard in Rhode Island, the guys jumped on the back of the work van to get a ride to their cars. When his boss turned a corner, Bobby lost his grip and fell off the van and hit his head. He was rushed to Rhode Island hospital, they did emergency lifesaving surgery to reduce pressure on his brain on the right side. He sustained a skull fracture on the left back side of his skull. After surgery he was on a ventilator. As of Sunday (3/14) 3:30pm he is off the ventilator and responding with his hands and feet. He can hear us but is still sedated. We are taking things day by day, hour by hour. He is not out of the woods and are looking at possibly 4 to 6 weeks in Neuro ICU up here at Rhode Island Hospital. We are lucky they are a Level 1 Trauma Center and even luckier that his coworkers were with him and both first aid trained. Thank you for all the prayers, please keep them coming.”
More recently, Lisa told us that Bobby is now talking, eating and he can get up and go into the bathroom. They are waiting for Bobby to be moved to the step-down level (level four) to the Neuro Stroke Unit any anytime now. The plan is to have him transported via helicopter, plane or ambulance to Bacharach Rehab facility in Galloway - closer to home. The doctors are astounded by how he's recovering and he's doing absolutely terrific.
If you would like to be informed of Bobby’s recovery process, family members have been posting updates on the official Facebook Donation page: https://www.facebook.com/donate/553568302195826/10102730391375906/
Beautiful memories have been shared on the donation page. One in particular is the photo of Bobby and his brother Sean participating in the Crest Best Run Fest. Bobby’s mother commented on it, “DelMoSports, he will be back!”
When he was a younger he had aplastic anemia here is his Make-A-Wish recipient interview: https://fb.watch/4dipRCb56W/
Bobby has overcome so much in his life so far and we know he can overcome this as well. We know how supportive our DelMoNation community is. Please donate if you can. Every little bit counts!