Update March 6th
Stephen is now at home and recovering. His wife Connie said that he went to the neurosurgeon today and will need to continue to wear a neck brace for a continued period of time. Tomorrow they will see a knee surgeon about scheduling his surgery. Connie said he’s getting stir crazy being at home so much.
From February 11th
If you haven’t heard, one of our Salem Graduates from 2007 -along with his guide-dog-, was a victim of a hit-and-run. This incident happened Monday right outside his workplace, Massage Envy at Keizer Station. It was reported both Stephen Murphy and his dog were dragged several feet underneath the car that didn’t stop. Stephen and his dog are now listed in critical condition, some of which are severe and life changing.
Even though Stephen will most likely have insurance to cover this, not all expenses -both immediate and long term- will be covered. As such, his wife Connie has setup an Emergency Fund. In times of tragedy such as this, OSM feels that we are stronger as a community than if we faced them separately. Please consider donating to ease Stephen and his impacted family through this moment of uncertainty by clicking on this link: https://www.gofundme.com/da524u-medical-bills-for-steven-murphy-and-amilia?member=1692904
OSM will also be making a donation in support of Stephen and his family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Stephen and his family.
NB: We received an update of an apprehension of the hit-and-run suspect: https://www.kptv.com/news/police-suspect-arrested-in-hit-and-run-that-injured-blind/article_3597129e-3003-11e9-bea7-7b8f7d58e276.html?fbclid=IwAR1atpzFLBHzmChX2o2c49IBgr7a6j-5IRm1kVRok_ogVoRGkr4n2vJc6C4