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Mark Allan Wolfe's Brain Surgery

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Hello my name is Mark Allan Wolfe markallanwolfe.com I am a christian, father, husband, composer and lover of all people. I have been suffering for over 10 yrs with severe nerve pain , sciatica as well as lower disc compression in lower back and neck . Most recently been fighting Trigeminal Neuralgia also know as the "Suicide Disease" for the past year. trigeminal-neuralgia TN is basically chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face.

I started to have these electrical sensations on the left side of my face while just kissing my wife, loving on my dog or just standing still. I did not know what was going on and like any other person thought it might just go away or something.

One day I bent over to put my shoe on and sat up and felt like a hand full of hot needles being forced into my upper gums, as the attack grew I felt as if an ice pick was beaten into the center of my skull thru the roof of my mouth. As I tried to speak and pray or call for my wife or someone to help, I felt what only can be described as electrified scissors begin to cut my upper left face off, as it felt like if someone were to try to pry your face off of your head, and the grand finally another ice pick pounded under my left eye. This was how it felt my friends, I apologize for the graphic content but nothing on earth to describe my attacks that can last up to 2 hrs of this with only enough time in between to only catch your breath.

After these attacks started I learned that pain medicine I was receiving from pain management doctors does not work at all. I then was prescribed Gabbapentin (ANTi CONSULTANT/ SEIZURE Meds,but within a week the max dosage was no longer working. Then they gave me more, yet your body becomes acclimated . I was then put on another drug call Tegretol . The dosage of this drug keeps getting higher and the side effects are just awful. I find myself always fatigued, my brain is in a fog and my memory is severely effected. ( thus making working and concentrating on my job almost futile) Not to mention it is wreaking havoc on my immune system by lowering my white blood cell counts, liver enzymes are no good. My Neurologist then prescribed another drug that my insurance does not cover and the cost is an unattainable 1,300 a month. 

I have found a great Christian surgeon( Dr. Robinson) whom specializes in this procedure and agrees that MVD (Micro Vascular Decompression) Surgery IS the best option of providing me with long-term pain relief allowing me to get back to my life taking care of my wife and children and being a productive member of society.

At the moment because of Insurance issues I am in a holding pattern so to speak.. The neurosurgeon tells me that the surgery is needed ASAP but the insurance company says I have to stay on the medicine that is only putting a band-aid on the problem an additional 6 weeks minimum until authorization .. I see my Neurosurgeon again on Aug 15th and then we will be talking about surgery schedule..

If you know me you will know that it is very difficult for me to come before all of you like this and share my burden. I am bringing this campaign to my friends, family, associates, and fellow human beings asking for any help you can offer, financial, prayer and love to help me, my family to climb this mountain.

Any financial donation big or small, word of encouragement , letter of love , or prayer lifted would be very humbling as well as eternally grateful. I have walked by faith trusting GOD for everything for over 25yrs...I have seen miracles, mountains moved and met so many wonderful loving people like yourselves .

We are also trying to put together a Benefit or something with live music, food and games and such l am also putting together a way to give away a guitar (s) and also offer my producing & mixing skills any ideas or help info would be appreciated. By God's grace WE WILL over come this obstacle, for this TOO SHALL PASS this is becoming my motto...

If you would like to help but would rather mail please mail to the following,

Mark Allan Wolfe
205 Tia Court
Bethlehem, GA
30620

Thank you so much for your love and kindness
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Greetings friends.. This is Donna (BellaDonna) We are at 8 weeks since Marks brain surgery, his daily progression amazes me.. He is doing his physical therapy every day and see's the doctor weekly.. Although, he has weird like sensations in his head he says its just annoying . Their are parts of the outer skull that are still numb with no feeling but we are hopeful that will come back.. Mark is in the studio and has been keeping up of course with his guitar skills and playing and making beautiful music.. We are confident that if we give it the complete 12 weeks like the surgeon said that all the cognitive brain issues he has been experiencing will come back.. I have seen such progress and for one and so proud of the fighter he is.. Many of you know that our oldest daughter was seriously injured and hospitalized the day before Marks surgery so I wanted to update you all that her arm is healing and the miracles just keep coming.. My husband has had the strength to hold me together during this whole ordeal and of course we lean on each other and make one another strong... Mark is back in the studio and will be getting ready to start submitting and working back all the companies we submit music for.. We are so thankful still for all of your love and understanding but most of all the hand of friendship thats been extended from our friends . We have family and friends that have blessed us and we are so humble.. Mark is looking so forward to playing this week at church .. Playing his guitar is his passion and he loves to share his passion with friends and neighbors as you all know.. Thank you all whom have extended your loving and kind hands to not only Mark and I but also to our two daughters at home.... Praise the Lord we give all the glory to him
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Greetings, This is Marks Wife Donna and I want to say how wonderful was for Mark and I to go on our official first date so to speak since his brain surgery 5 weeks ago.. We got to go to the Night of Worship sponserd by Restoration Church (our church) It was so nice to see all the faces of people that have supported us and are supporting us with all the prayer, food, and money donations to help our family to be prepared for the 12 weeks of out of us being out of work and all the dynamics that go along with it.. Mark and I have so much to be thankful for.. Almost losing our oldest daughters life from loss of blood from a horrible accident to Mark being in the ICU on the Nuero floor at the hospital for a week and coming close the unthinkable with him as well .. So when I say we cried our eyes out tonight and raised our arms in thanks to our King .we were also showing thanks and humility to all of the beautiful and kind people whom have and are still supporting our family during the time of need our family is experiencing.. I want you all to know Mark is getting better by the day.. His cognitive skills are coming back and of course his guitar playing and music making skills are all just like riding a bike. I know that many of us even the Neruo surgeon was very concerned that his hearing in his ear on the left side of his head may be something we completely lost because of this being one of the centers of the brain the Acoustic nerve that were one of the spots that the Tirgeminal Nerve is very very close to.. Another praise the Lord even though he does have hearing loss its the same amount it was before the surgery and there was no more hearing that was disturbed... We are thankful for so many of you whom have not only forgotten about Mark and I but that have remembered our sweet little girl Savannah and have included her in either taking her for an ice cream or just remembering that she was just as afraid and hurting and dealing with almost losing her big sister but her daddy as well What she has endured for the past year watching mom try to pick up the role of mom and dad and all the parts of life that go along with it. I can say that our family here at home Bethann, Savannah , me an dad are all growing and learning to be a family on a completely different dynamic.. Savannah was only 6 o r7 when her oldest Sister Bethann left home after high school there was never any room for any real memories of friendship and sisterhood made from Savannah's memory .. We are all just healing as a family and I must say although we have had some really sad setbacks with some really horrible things said to us by family members that would rather see us fail as a family then to elevate and love us they would rather call us an embarrassment for making a go fund me account and come to our community and loved ones for help.. We will help each other get over this and we will come out stronger and over come this adversity with the help of our loved ones and community.. Mark and I cant wait until we can start putting back into our community again by going to Veterans centers, or elderly homes or donating by to wounded warrior project but rest assured we will. So I just want to say to those of you whom help your loved ones and neighbors through go fund me accounts please know that it does work and it is appreciated by so many to know that they are loved and cared about.. Mark has another doc appts pretty much all week but his next Neuro is a couple of weeks.. So we will keep you all posted .. Until then we wish peace and prosperity on you all
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This is Donna Marks wife again wanting to inform you of Marks progress and just the daily progress and goings on in our lives/Mark is just completing his first four weeks of what is supposed to be eight to twelve. weeks of rest. I would like to say that it has been easy for him but it has not.. I know its in the mans nature (thats how God) set things up was for the man to be the provider.. Little things like an oil change on our truck that Mark has done for years he can not do yet. But PTL we got the material and a beautiful couple came over at 9 am this morning and did our oil change for us.. These little acts of kindness that may not seem like a lot to most people but at this time in our lives with our income being taking away for up to 12 weeks it is life changing. Our family is so filled with humility and thankfulness for any donation to our family and our needs a this time . Weather in the form of $ on go fund me or private, the form of cooking a meal, buying a bag of groceries, mowing our lawn, changing the oil in automobile or just remembering that people in crises like the one we are facing may have a child whom also could use a little love in the form of taking her for an ice cream cone.. Im not sure if many of you are aware but our oldest daughter was on a missing persons lists and 2 days before Marks surgery she was found and given 2 pints of blood from an injury that could have taken her life.. With so many situations these days and so many people and their families directly hurting from something its important for me to let everybody whom has shown kindness to my family or any body else family that's in crises. I am beyond grateful and that my heart litterly skips beats and my eyes flood with tears any time I talk to anybody.. So this Go fund me and my facebook are my meager ways of just shouting from the top of my lungs of how very grateful I am to each and every person whom shows love, respect, honor, gratitude, mercy and grace to your neighbors, loved ones and community.. God Bless each and every one of you..
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This is Donna Marks wife again wanting to inform you of Marks progress and just the daily progress and goings on in our lives/Mark is just completing his first four weeks of what is supposed to be eight to twelve. weeks of rest. I would like to say that it has been easy for him but it has not.. I know its in the mans nature (thats how God) set things up was for the man to be the provider.. Little things like an oil change on our truck that Mark has done for years he can not do yet. But PTL we got the material and a beautiful couple came over at 9 am this morning and did our oil change for us.. These little acts of kindness that may not seem like a lot to most people but at this time in our lives with our income being taking away for up to 12 weeks it is life changing. Our family is so filled with humility and thankfulness for any donation to our family and our needs a this time . Weather in the form of $ on go fund me or private, the form of cooking a meal, buying a bag of groceries, mowing our lawn, changing the oil in automobile or just remembering that people in crises like the one we are facing may have a child whom also could use a little love in the form of taking her for an ice cream cone.. Im not sure if many of you are aware but our oldest daughter was on a missing persons lists and 2 days before Marks surgery she was found and given 2 pints of blood from an injury that could have taken her life.. With so many situations these days and so many people and their families directly hurting from something its important for me to let everybody whom has shown kindness to my family or any body else family that's in crises. I am beyond grateful and that my heart litterly skips beats and my eyes flood with tears any time I talk to anybody.. So this Go fund me and my facebook are my meager ways of just shouting from the top of my lungs of how very grateful I am to each and every person whom shows love, respect, honor, gratitude, mercy and grace to your neighbors, loved ones and community.. God Bless each and every one of you..
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