Margot Murphy

Finding God in Our Hearts

My wife, Margot, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2002. She was twenty-nine years old at the time. Over the years she pursued both conventional and alternative treatments, but in June of 2011, she was told she had no more than a week to live.

Margot Murphy

Our dear friend Mira had known Dale Borglum, founder of the Living/Dying Project, for many years and suggested we seek his support. We agreed. Mira contacted Dale and told him of our situation. He offered to meet with us.

Margot was in the house with our family when Dale arrived. I first met with him on the driveway. Dale asked me a number of questions about the situation at the moment, about the family members and their spiritual beliefs. I replied that Margot and I attended Catholic Mass, but were open to all spiritual beliefs and believed God was to be found at the core of all religions, but most importantly in our hearts.

Over the next five days Dale ministered to our family. With his guidance we found peace and love in a very difficult situation, but most importantly, with his support, my wife Margot, and I, her parents, sister, our children and grandchildren, my siblings and their children all found healing.

When Margot left her body she was filled of love, peace, and joy. She innately had all of these qualities, of course, but Dale was able to bring her great peace as she approached the end of her life and in doing so brought tremendous peace and love to me and our family.

I will be forever indebted to Dale and The Living/Dying Project. I urge anyone facing death to reach out to Dale and the Living/Dying Project for their kind and loving expertise.

My wife Margot is missed by us all, but it gives me great solace in knowing that she left her body with such peace and love in her mind and heart.

–Mike Murphy

Newly Elected Member of the Living/Dying Project Board

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

–Maya Angelou