She is extremely thankful for the good work being done by Breast Cancer Angels, an organization that steps in to help women while they go through treatment. She received gas cards, money for food and other helpful aid from them, but since her treatment is officially done for the time being, she is no longer eligible for that assistance. But through the process, she has met other women who seem to be in need of advice too as they navigate through the maze of problems created by a bad diagnosis, a bad economy and other unexpected challenges.
On a side note, Murray told me how she and many neighbors are suspicious of what role the Ascon Landfill Site in the Huntington Beach neighborhood near Magnolia Street and Hamilton Avenue may have played in what they say is a high incidence of cancer in the area. As Independent columnists Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray wrote in 2004, "Something may be seriously amiss in southeast Huntington Beach…four children from that area died between February 2000 and June 2003 of a deadly brain cancer called brainstem glioma…an exceedingly rare cancer."