The worst day of your life can still be positive.

Quin Murphy

Quin Murphy

Every parents worst nightmare…losing a child. I can’t begin to imagine what this feels like. In all my years of working in the world of finance, I have always been a champion of: learning lessons the hard way, never giving up, turning mistakes into learning experiences and always making the most of any situation, no matter how bad it gets. But when I think about losing my daughter, it makes me think that I too would die. I hope I wouldn’t give up if it happened, but it sure feels like I would… Not Brian Murphy.

You see, Brian is a teacher for the past 17 years, born and raised here in San Diego. He was in the perfect position to avoid a medical disaster for himself or his family. They had insurance! They had regular access to medical professionals! Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough. His son, Quin Murphy, died at the age of 16, in his fathers arms, in a hospital bed, from an illness that was easily treatable if properly diagnosed. Read the full story here.

You would expect rage from this man. You would expect anger and he’s fully entitled to it. All he wanted was an explanation. All he ever asked for was an apology. He has yet to receive it. Instead of being negative and letting HATE take over his mind, thoughts and actions, Brian created the Quin Murphy Foundation. The Foundation gives scholarships in Quin’s name so he can live-on and continue to impact people’s lives beyond his years on this Earth.

Hat’s off to YOU, Mr. Murphy, for having the composure, foresight, and compassion to take this horribly negative event in your life and make it a positive thing for humanity and for the community. Congratulations to you for being smarter than everyone else. You have my full support, admiration and sympathy. Your story, Quin’s story, will always be with me.

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10 replies

  1. The Murphys are such an incredibly inspirational family. I believe in heaven, and that Quin is not only proud of his dad but still learning from him and feeling his love. Thank you for sharing this tragic story and heartwarming message.

  2. Absolutely, Jill. I look forward to working more with the Foundation and Brian in the future πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks for sharing such a tragic, but inspiring story. It’s amazing how some people can find the strength out of such sadness to inspire and support others…thank you Mr. Credit for giving Brian the venue to share Quin’ story.

  4. Quin was my older cousin, he always treated me withe respect, kindness, and he always cared. I miss him a lot. We will never forget quin. And the person i look to for strength and inspiration is my uncle brian

  5. I can totally see that, Liam. Brian is clearly a very strong person. He has inspired me as well πŸ™‚

  6. Mr. Credit,

    Thank you so much for providing the fourm for Quin’s story to be told. By spreading word on the good that is being done in his name Quin’s foundation will be able to do so much more good for others. Quin was the youngest of my cousins and becasue of that I always had a big brother mentality to look over him. Devistating is the only word that can come close to what I felt the morning I was told about Quin passing. The sense of helplessnss was overwhelming. I continue to find strenght in all the positive my Aunt Bo and Uncle Brian as well as everyone else involved with his foundation have done to create opportunities for so many in Quin’s name. Quin will have not passed in vain.

  7. Jeff, I love to hear that. The hardest part about life is turning something negative into something positive. I appreciate your position and hope to see you at a Foundation function in the near future πŸ™‚

  8. thank you mr credit for sharing my cousins story. Quin will live in our heart and soul forever, we appreciate all the help that you are doing to raise awareness to Quins cause. thank you so much….and great job Brian!!!

  9. Ditto for the Great job Brian and thank you Jerry! πŸ™‚