Born and raised in Indianapolis, Janice Murphy moved to Atlanta with her family in 1980. In August of 2010, Janice was diagnosed with a rare degenerative brain disease known as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy or PSP.
She battled the horrible effects of the disease which attacked nerve cells near her brain stem that controls walking, balance, mobility, vision, speech and swallowing. Janice began experiencing symptoms of PSP three years prior to her diagnosis. Unfortunately, her condition is often misdiagnosed.
PSP has no known cause, treatment or cure and approximately 5 out of every 100,000 people will develop it in their lifetime. Janice was a strong person who continued to fight this disorder while not missing a moment with her loving family.