Mississippi State football

Mississippi State safety and former West Point High School player Marcus Murphy (7) celebrates with his Bulldog teammates during a game last season.

The Mississippi State junior safety has seen his mother unexpectedly pass away during the last year and has steadily had to watch over his son Mason’s health. Mason was born without Chromosome 7 and diagnosed with a genetic abnormality that had him searching for a bone marrow transport. With that comes extra precautions that the family must take in order to make sure he is as healthy as he can be with a compromised immune system.

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