Murry entered the Ohio foster care system at the age of 8 and remained in foster care until aging out of the system as a teenager. She struggled through a young adulthood for which she was little prepared, just like so many others who aged out of foster care.
A decade in foster care and a lifetime of reflection on those years are the reasons Murry became involved in writing FLUX. She feels that this book is an amazing opportunity to use her hard earned life lessons, experiences, and knowledge as an alumna for the purpose of helping those who follow to have an easier time gaining their own independence. Murry feels that the journey from foster care to adulthood is challenging, but it can also be tremendously rewarding and hopeful. . Her aspiration is that this book will convey that message and help others coming out of foster care to know that they are not alone in the world. Becoming a member of FCAA was life changing for Murry. “For the first time ever there was a true sense of connectedness that you can only experience when you feel genuinely understood by someone else”. She strongly believes that creating public awareness and cultivating social consciousness will bring about change for future generations of kids who end up in the care of their state.
Murry says it is because of God’s intervention and guidance, that she has a gratifying and richly blessed outcome in her life. She is formally educated as a nurse, but has spent most of her career as an entrepreneur and small business owner. Murry now resides in southern California with her husband Chris of sixteen years and their three daughters. Through the years, she has worked as a volunteer with several organizations that assist foster children and continues to advocate, speak and raise awareness about the plight of foster children.