Testimonials



Congresswoman Murphy speaking with constituents at a community event she hosted in Winter Park, Fla.


Joe Sapora and Carol Ducas, Altamonte Springs, Fla

Dear Ms. Murphy

It was with great pleasure and relief that we DID in fact receive the long-awaited tax refund from Treasury today.

It will make a great difference in our financial situation.

We are so grateful to both you and Kyle for your efforts on our behalf.

We have been at our wits’ end trying to get through to the IRS for so long, so we are especially thankful that your office could make such a meaningful difference.

Many, many, many thanks.

Sincerely,

Joe Sapora and Carol Ducas, Altamonte Springs


Mark Smith, Fern Park, Fla

Thank you so very much for all your help! I know in the grand scheme of things it's just a silly passport in comparison with everything else going on, but it was important to me.  I really appreciate all your efforts to get this done. You and your team make this country a better place.

All the best,

Mark Smith, Fern Park FL


Saradha Devi Pechinathan, Lake Mary, Fla

Respected Madam,

Hope you are doing well. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continuous follow up to get my Visa and Work Authorization approved. I believe that it wouldn't have been possible without your support, my visa and work authorization approved. I am waiting for the approval notice. It is a great honor to reside in your constitution. Once again thank you so much for getting my work Authorization approved and helped to restart my career.

Thank you,

Saradha Devi Pechinathan, Lake Mary, FL


Veteran, Oviedo, Fla.

Good Afternoon,

I just want to express my gratitude for your assistance with this matter. Your intervention allowed me to start receiving the necessary medical treatments. I cannot express how important and needed this was. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Mark Shanoff, Orlando, Fla.

Congresswoman Murphy and Team,

Thank you very much for resolving my concern so quickly. This means a lot to me and my family! Your outstanding response time and professionalism will be shared with my friends and neighbors!


Felix Ruiz, Sanford, Fla.

Esteemed Congresswoman Murphy,

It is with deep gratitude that I respond to you in appreciation for your action and diligence for investigating and resolving this issue for me.

Unfortunately, my multiple attempts at having all parties involved address and correct a hospitalization billing issue where not handled satisfactorily, thus I was moved to involve your office.

Please know that even before resorting to contacting your office both my family and I have had a profound respect for you and the work you do for the community, especially for the Veteran community, as a Veteran myself.

Again, thank you for the honor of your attention, follow up, and resolution of this case for me.

Most Kind Regards,

Felix

7th District Constituent, Sanford

USAF, Ret.


Molly Moustafa, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Hello.

My husband had a successful interview in Jakarta on March 16,2021. I wanted to wholeheartedly thank you for your help. I appreciate the time you took to adhere to my issue. Soon, I hope to be reunited with my husband after more than a year apart. Thank so very much. I am proud that you are our representative.

Sincerely,

Molly Moustafa, Altamonte Springs


Clendon Jordan, Lake Mary, Fla.

Congresswoman Murphy,

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you so very much for helping me out with my IRS concerns and the whereabouts of my stimulus check.

The IRS did contact me and together we were able to determine the whereabouts.

Thank you once again…


Demet Gural, Winter Park, Fla.

Dear Ms. Murphy:

I am very pleased to inform you that I took my oath today and became a proud citizen of the United States of America.  I cannot find enough words to thank you and your staff members for resolving my case in such a short period of time. I am very grateful.

Sincerely yours,

Demet Gural, MD, MPH


Kevin Pierre, Oviedo, Fla.

[Staff Member],

I wanted to reach out to you and Congressman Murphy to say thank you. I received a letter in the mail stating that the irs will process my tax refund for the year of 2019. After an entire year of waiting, you guys were able to escalate this. 

 Thank you so much.


Jon Ryan, Winter Park, Fla.

Congresswoman Murphy & [Staff Member]

I wanted to thank you and the team again for all of the assistance you provided me in my dealings with the Orlando VA medical center. Since we last talked, I have been doing a lot better mentally, and I honestly do not think I would be at this point without your help…

As long as you continue to do right by your constituents, I'll continue to sing your praises to anyone who will listen. Thanks again Congresswoman & Team!


Tyrell Jean, Winter Springs, Fla.

Hello, 

I just wanted to thank you guys so much for your help! Because of you, my background check is on its way back, and I’m able to be relieved of this stress right before the holidays. I cannot thank you enough, I hope you have a wonderful rest of the year! 


Matthew Balady, Sanford, Fla. 

Dear Congresswoman,

I struggled a great deal with getting a SBA disaster loan since July.  After well over 100 days I was going nowhere and contacted your office. [Staff Member] was fantastic!!  She helped and stayed in contact throughout the process.  In roughly 30 days, I was approved and funded.  Amazing work done in the nick of time by [Staff Member]!  Thanks, again!


Mitchell Radow, Lake Mary, Fla.

Dear Congresswoman Murphy,

I am writing to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping resolve my problem of not having received my $1,200 economic impact payment, even though this was promised to me in July. Just yesterday I received a letter from the IRS stating that I will be sent my payment within the next 4 to 6 weeks. They mentioned some problem of not previously having my correct address. I am confident this was all due to your intervention on my behalf. Only recently I sent you my Congressional Casework Authorization Form and now only a couple of weeks later I have received the good news that my money is being sent.

Once again I wish to thank you for caring so deeply for your constituents and that I am so proud to have you as my representative.

Happy Holidays and wishing you all the best.


Roger Sykes, Chuluota, Fla.

Hello Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy and (Staff Member), 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us with this arduous process of completing our son's citizenship issue. The USCIS office called this morning in Orlando and the representative was very helpful. We made a appointment @2:00 and by 2:15 Alex was walking out with his certificate of naturalization.  Finally after so many years.

We have tears of joy today. Thank you 

from our family to yours. God bless you and your family.

Sincerely

Roger T. Sykes


Joanne Ihezie, Sanford, Fla.

I would like to thank you for your return call this morning. I just want to let you know I appreciate your assistance with the VA issue... I believe Congresswoman Murphy and her staff show care and support for all veterans and Floridians. I not only know that from my personal experience, but also the congresswoman's community involvement, and voting record.

Thank you,

Joanne Ihezie

PS I enjoy the email newsletters too.


Constance Krall, Sanford, Fla.

Would you let Representative Murphy know how grateful my Father is to finally have some monies deposited into his checking account. I am so happy to be able to pay the bills and to sleep at night. Thank you also (staff) for what you have accomplished.😉

Sincerely,

Connie

Constance L Krall as DPOA and daughter for Gordon S Manderbach


Gemma Mueller, Sanford, Fla.

Hi Ms. Murphy, I would like to thank you for all your help in assisting me with my immigration situation. I finally received my Green Card and was able renew my license. The liaison from The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle was huge asset to me getting my license renewed. (Liason) was vigilant with my case and made sure I had all necessary  documents. I would like to thank Ms. Murphy and her office for the professional guidance given to me. Thank you, Gemma Mueller


Deborah Clelland, Longwood, Fla.

Dear Congresswoman Murphy,

I want to sincerely thank you for your concern and help with securing my US naturalization in a timely manner. This now means that my 17 year old daughters will become US citizens when I did.


Darline Angervil, Oviedo, Fla.

Hello, I want to personally thank you for reaching out to USCIS on our behalf. Things have worked out faster than we expected. My husband already received his EAD and his social security card in the mail. Thnak you for taking the time to hear us and help us with our situation.

Darline Angervil c/o Stanley Pierre Coffy


Name Withheld for Security Reasons, Orlando, FL

Good morning [Staff Member],

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your help with my USCIS case expedite.

After you forwarded me their response at noon on July 30, about 5 hours later, at 7pm, my case status changed to “card being produced”. And then “case was approved” the day after, and “card has been mailed” yesterday. It took a total of 93 days, while there are stories of others waiting 140 days and more at the moment.

This expedite meant a great deal for me, and I would allow me to keep my job offer and begin employment in the next week.

I really appreciate all the work you and your staff have put into this. Thank you again.


Noah Camenker, Orlando, Fla.

Dear Congresswoman Murphy,

I can't thank you enough for what you've done for me and Madhuri. You've made such a huge difference in our lives, and I really appreciate it! Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you :) I've started by writing a review on google and posting on social media. It's so nice to have a representative that genuinely cares about us. Thank you!


Henry Palma, CMSgt (Ret.), Orlando, Fla.

Congresswoman Murphy:

I want to express my gratitude to you and the staff members who lobbied on my behalf regarding military retirement pay. My first check came right on time and was correct. In conversation with some of my fellow retirees in other states, that is still not the case. One of my friends in Ohio still hasn’t seen anything even after becoming eligible last December. Hopefully the issues with retired pay can be resolved for everyone. It is refreshing how you and your staff conducts the people’s business and am proud to have you as my Congresswoman. A job well done by all concerned, please pass along my gratitude to whomever was involved.

Sincerely, 

Hank Palma, CMSgt, Retired 


Shayan Khan, Lake Mary, Fla.

Good Morning, 

I wanted to write this email to thank Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy and [Staff Member], who helped me in my case of I-765 Employment Authorization.  

I appreciate the time and effort you have invested to help me expedite this process. I have received recent updates about my case and I will be receiving my Card of Employment Authorization shortly. I also wanted to thank you for informing me about my case updates promptly, without your help I wouldn't have been able to expedite my case. 

I would like to extend my gratitude on behalf of Seminole State College of Central Florida as Congress woman Stephanie Murphy has always supported the voice of students and helped us in our difficult times. 

Best Regards, 

Shayan Khan. 


Vijay Sharma, Winter Springs, Fla.

Dear [Staff] and Honorable Congresswoman Murphy,

I am writing to thank you for your assistance in expediting my wife’s green card process with DHS. Instead of the stated processing time of 14-20 months, with your assistance we just got it this morning in 9 months. We truly appreciate and are grateful for your help. 


Linda de Medina, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

After waiting literally months for my stimulus check in the hopes that the system was just overloaded, I decided to burden you with my problem, even though I really didn't think it would help much because of the monumental task the government has been dealing with in trying to get checks and help to so many millions of people. I was wrong! Thanks to you and your staff helping me, I did receive my money on September 10! That was a very happy day. Thank you so much for getting involved and helping me out! You must understand what life is like for working families and how hard it has been to deal with the pandemic.

Linda de Medina


Ulysses Lopez, Casselberry, Fla.

Dear Congresswoman Murphy,

Today, I received a congressional letter informing me a decision will be made on my appeal within 30 days. I wanted to contact you as soon as possible to say, thank you for looking into my appeal. I will no longer send you emails concerning this matter. However, I will be a proud supporter of you. Thank you for moving so quickly on my behalf. Feeling powerless and hopeless in this situation has caused me great distress, hurt and depression. Thank you for putting wind in my sail and being an advocate for our military and veterans… I pray favor and God's hand on you, your family, your administration and the 7th district.

Respectfully,

Ulysses Lopez 


Lin Robertson, Longwood, Fla.

Just wanted to THANK YOU for your assistance in getting my Stimulus Check which was scheduled to be mail May 1, 2020.  As a result of your inquiry into the matter and getting my info to the appropriate IRS Department, they started tracing my payment on August 21, 2020 and by September 2, 2020 it was received as a Direct Deposit in my Bank Checking Account.  I was told it could take up to 6 weeks for the tracing, but since I received it so quickly, I'm sure there was no fraud.  It was perhaps returned to IRS by the USPS as a result of having a temporary mailing address because I was staying with family through the Corona Virus Crisis.  Seems it was easily found in their returned mail location.  Thank you for your kindness and service to me... Sincerely, Linda Robertson 


Donald Ryter, Winter Springs, Fla.

“I just wanted to thank you for your assistance in resolving an IRS problem. I received the check I had been inquiring about.  [Your staff] was very professional and friendly.”


Elwood Furnas, Winter Springs, Fla.

Congresswoman, today my father received his aid and attendance funds from the VA. They specifically noted your inquiry into helping him get his aid and attendance. I appreciate greatly your assistance in this matter...I believe that Representatives that help their constituents deserve to be in office. Your assistant was very helpful and explained everything to me. They provided funds back to the 1st of February of this year I will have to file some more paperwork to get the previous 7 months that he did not get his Aid and assistance for. I will let you know how that goes. Again thank you and your office for all of your help in this matter and good luck in the future.


Name Withheld for Security Reasons, Orlando, FL

Congresswoman, I just want to express my deep thank for your help in this matter. After your inquiry on my behalf, the agency contacted me and approved my Clearance. Thank you so much for your service and we are very lucky to have a representative In Congress like you.


RH Kealen, Casselberry, Fla.

Just a short note to thank you for your assist in resolving my issues with Loan Care Mortgage. I had dealt with them for 10 months regarding a loan modification – hurricane related – to no avail. The VA got involved immediately after a call from your office. My modification has been approved and has helped me save our home. Again, hats off to you and the VA.
Best Regards,

RH Kealen

P.S. God, the system works!!


Ronald Ellis Sparks, USN (Ret.), Orlando, Fla.

I just wanted to thank you for your help with the Orlando VAMC Dental Clinic. Today I have completed all dental work that has been pending and withheld since 2016. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your assistance in getting this completed. Your interest in my problem was the
deciding factor in obtaining the delayed dental work that has been dragged out for those years. It is my sincere hope that the U.S. Congress will follow your initiative and leadership while addressing the problems within the VA system. I know that these problems occur all too frequently and they need someone like you to exert the leadership that’s necessary to improve the Veterans Administration...Again, Thank you. As a retired military Veteran, you may count on me to support your endeavors on the Veterans' behalf.


Warren Steup, Debary, Fla.

I am 96 years old and a World War II veteran. I’ve had three surgeries on my knee and am unable to stand for more than three to four seconds at a time. I tried obtaining a new motorized electric wheelchair from the VA, but the process was difficult and frustrating. Once I reached out to Congresswoman Murphy, the VA contacted me and made the process simpler and timelier. I was finally able to get my new wheelchair. I don’t know how I can repay her for all her help, but you can be assured that she will always have my support.


Ailyn Merrill, Sanford, Fla.

After my husband—a 43-year veteran—passed away, our family struggled to receive the VA benefits we had earned. Before he passed, he told me that Congresswoman Murphy would be able to help me. I know it’s not easy to deal with the VA, but the congresswoman’s office was able to work with them, and delivered! I’m thankful to have Congresswoman Murphy representing me in Congress.


Mike Pasayan, Lake Mary, Fla.

The personal tour of the U.S. Capitol provided by Congresswoman Murphy’s office was the highlight of our visit to Washington, D.C. The U.S. Capitol was magnificent, but the knowledge and enthusiasm of Congresswoman Murphy’s team made the experience unforgettable.


Molly Kenney, Longwood, Fla.

My granddaughter is an American citizen who lives in Ecuador and recently had a child. I wanted to ensure that my great granddaughter would be an American citizen as well. Because of Congresswoman Murphy’s intervention and communication with the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador, my granddaughter was able to receive her child’s certificate of foreign birth. I am so happy to have that hurdle behind us. The Congresswoman’s office was so efficient and helpful, and we are grateful for her representation.


Laurent Pottier, Longwood, Fla.

My husband had issues replacing his Green Card. It was sent in the mail to the wrong address so we never received it. We tried getting a replacement card but USCIS wanted us to pay $455 for the new card. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy stepped in and was able to have the card sent to the correct address. We are extremely thankful to the Congresswoman for her help!


Megan Coccia, Orlando, Fla.

My health care business relies on timely payments from insurers and Medicare to cover expenses, pay staff, and treat patients. An administrative error resulted in a three to six week hold on Medicare payments to my business, which would have ruined us had Congresswoman Murphy not intervened. She worked with Medicare to resolve my problem and we continued to receive payments. Thanks to her prompt response, I was able to continue paying my employees and treating our patients. I am convinced this process would have not ended so quickly without the help of Congresswoman Murphy.


Geoff Rogers, Winter Park, Fla.

My family and I recently took a tour of the U.S. Capitol. Everyone we interacted with was amazing. Congresswoman Murphy's staff was positive, professional, and helpful. Stephanie is making all of us in the 7th District proud!


James Kersey, Oviedo, Fla.

I want to say THANK YOU to Congresswoman Murphy for the amazing tour that her office provided to our UCF cheerleading team. I think by the end of it we were all almost speechless. The kids just kept remarking after the tour about her staff’s deep knowledge and passion. The way the congresswoman’s staff spoke about current national issues, like racial tension and gun reform, was bi-partisan, insightful, and right on the money. The tour was the highlight of the day, and a great way for us to start off the weekend before a big win.


Clint Vardaman, Orlando, Fla.

After hurricane Irma, I was without power for five days. Luckily, I had family that I could stay with. I’ve lived in Florida since 1981 and have seen my fair share of storms come through both coasts of the state. After the dust had settled and life started to get back to normal I received a flyer in the mail from the office of Stephanie Murphy. This flyer contained information about disaster relief as well as information regarding disaster loan assistance. There were no giant pictures of the congresswoman on the flyer in an attempt to capitalize on face time with citizens during a difficult time; but rather information, websites, phone numbers, and maps that so many people require after a hurricane. Congresswoman Murphy stands for what I believe we need in government: transparency, communication, and trust.


Donna Wood, Winter Park, Fla.

My husband was a veteran of the Marine Corps. When he passed away, I had trouble accessing VA survivors’ benefits and ensuring my husband would be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy worked with the VA Office of Survivor Assistance so that my husband could be laid to rest at Arlington alongside others who served our country. Thanks to her work with the VA, I was also able to get my survivors’ benefits promptly.


Jerry Fox, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

As a veteran, I count on the healthcare provided by the VA, but because of issues with my eyesight, I cannot drive myself to the Orlando VA Medical Center. I contacted Congresswoman Murphy and let her office know that I needed help getting to an upcoming appointment at the VA Medical Center. They took care of everything. In less than 24 hours, Congresswoman Murphy worked with the VA and arranged transportation to and from my appointment so that I could get the care I needed. I really appreciate Congresswoman Murphy's help.


Sarah Barton, Maitland, Fla.

My dad served in the Air Force for 21 years. Our family has always been incredibly proud of his service. When he passed away, my mom struggled to collect the benefits he earned. After waiting more than a year for the VA to process her claim, we decided to reach out to Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy for help. Congresswoman Murphy immediately got involved and fought to resolve my mom’s claim in less than a month. My mom was finally able to access her VA benefits. I'm so grateful to Congresswoman Murphy for being a champion for military and veteran families.

 

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