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Grateful dad presents sculptures to physician, Ronald McDonald House

Mike Murphy is grateful to the heart surgeon at Penn State Hershey who operated on his ten-year-old son, Gavin – and on Tuesday, he expressed his gratitude through his art.

On Tuesday, Murphy, a sculptor, presented original sculptures to Dr. Brian Clark of Penn State Hershey Children's Heart Group and to representatives of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania.

Clark says the sculpture he received is truly one of a kind.

“It's so thoughtful and obviously took a tremendous amount of time and energy,” Clark said.

>> View a photo album from the presentation ceremony

The metal sculpture given to Clark depicts doctors working on a heart. The sculpture presented to the Ronald McDonald House is of a couple dancing with the moon as a backdrop. Murphy offered the piece as an auction item for the organization's 13th annual Moonlight Gala & Auction, which will take place in October.

“I'm just glad that everyone was so good to me and I was really taken care of in the intensive care unit,” Gavin said of his aortic surgery, which took place in April.

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