By Clellie Allen
LOUISBURG — Franklin County Deputy Sheriff Bronson Murphy is out of the hospital, but faces months of continued treatment for a golf-ball size mass of infection on his brain, according to his wife, Lindsay Murphy. A gofundme.com site has been set up to raise funds to help offset expenses while he is recovering.
According to news reports, about a week ago Bronson, 27, went to see his family physician for a headache that had persisted for several days along with impaired speech. His doctor sent him to the emergency room.
Tests revealed the mass, which doctors believed was some sort of infection. The decision was made to treat with medicine, rather than surgery, due to the delicate placement of the mass.
After nearly a week in the hospital, Bronson has been able to come home to continue his treatment.
Not only a law enforcement officer, Bronson has also served the public as a firefighter and EMT and response from the public has been swift. His gofundme site has been shared more than 1,700 times in a week’s time, with just over $8,000 raised by 157 donors, many of whom decided to remain anonymous.
The notice, which was also posted on the Franklin County Sheriff’s Facebook page, has been shared 55 times by followers of that page, alone.
“Bronson is a young deputy that works on my squad. Although I have only known him for a short time, he is the kind of person that grows on you. I am praying every day for a quick recovery,” wrote David Jacobs.
“I am so sorry to hear about Bronson,” Wake Forest Weekly reader Jacque Kipps wrote on Facebook. “He is such a nice guy — sweet to my children and a great help to us when Tunnel to Towers was in Wake Forest.”
Jon and Diana Carnes wrote on the fundraising page, “Bronson is one of the most generous and kind people I’ve ever known. Get well soon …!”
To help Bronson and his family, go to gofundme.com/c1fkyg.