How to Unlock Hope... When Life Seems Hopeless
In 2013, Colleen Murphy's daughter, Lauren, was hit by a car and suffered severe brain damage. This is a miracle story you must NOT miss.
Colleen Murphy is a wife, mother of seven, author, and public speaker.
Tragedy struck Colleen’s family when her second oldest daughter, Lauren, was hit by a car and suffered severe brain damage.
Colleen’s main focus became helping piece Lauren back together again. With the help of specialists from all over the country, her family, and friends, as well as her strong faith, she was able to do just that.
Today, Colleen and Lauren speak together as a team, inspiring thousands of people by sharing the details of Lauren’s tragic accident, never-give-up attitude, and miraculous recovery.
Colleen shares this raw, incredible story in her interview and how to unlock hope -- when life seems hopeless.
"There are several low points in the book but one that stands out was when Lauren was an inpatient at RIC and they sent her to Northwestern Hospital for a CT scan, the nurse at RIC did not stay with her."
Lauren was still medically fragile, and I was inept at caring for her. She had C-diff and I had to try and clean her without help. Once I finished, she began vomiting and I had to launch myself across the metal bars of the bed to try and hold her head up, so she didn’t choke.
I was soaked in vomit and scared. A while later the doctor finally came in to give me the findings of the CT scans and to let me know that Lauren would need a fourth brain surgery.
"Suddenly the fact that I was soaked with vomit through my bra, was freezing, and had a bag full of diarrhea-covered clothes seemed rather insignificant."
Murphys Don’t Quit is a story of hope and resilience as one family rallies together during a tragedy.
Colleen Murphy’s daughter, Lauren, suffered severe brain damage after a tragic accident. Lauren remained in the hospital unidentified for several hours; she was not expected to survive. This story is a raw, honest account of the pitfalls and challenges a family faces while navigating life through brain injury.
Murphys Don’t Quit shows how one family combined a never-give-up attitude with faith, hope, and love. Throughout the chapters, readers see not just the highs, but the heartbreaking lows.
Due to the family’s Irish wit, humor often diffuses the devastating subject matter. Through the many grueling hours of therapy and by visiting specialists all over the country, Lauren was able to find her way back to a life filled with purpose and is now a highly sought-after inspirational public speaker.