A Miracle For Mark

$19,105 of $25k goal

Raised by 154 people in 29 months
Twyla Jones Teunis   PALM HARBOR, FL

My name is Terry Teunis and I am writing on behalf of my younger brother Mark Teunis.  Mark is currently serving as a Major with the Clearwater Police Department and he has nearly completed 32 years of service. His commitment to this community is strong.

Mark was recently diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer.  He has been through brain surgery and additional treatments while fighting this horrible disease.  As you can imagine, the medical and treatment costs are extensive, and can create a real financial burden for Mark, his wife Bonnie and their two children Samantha and Joshua.  Those burdens often create unnecessary stresses.  It is important to keep the right attitude and to allevate as much stress as possible while fighting this cancer.  


Mark is humbled by the graciousness of so many people after being diagnosed, but he also realizes that so many fine people want to continue to help. Any contribution to this worthy cause would be so appreciated by the entire family no matter how large or small. We offer our heartfelt thanks to each of you for giving your support during this difficult time.

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Update 4
16 months ago
Dear Family and Friends,

Monday night, Mark quietly and peacefully left us to be with God. Our family would like to express our never ending gratitude to all of you who have helped support him and our family during his fight . We would also like to thank Dr Annick Desjarins and nurses at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University, Dr Jennifer Ball and nurses at Florida Cancer Specialists, and Dr. Carrie Shulman and her staff all of whom gave him such wonderful care during his brave battle.


The Teunis Family
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Update 3
20 months ago
Family and Friends,

I want to thank you for your continued love and support. I am still going to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Cancer Center at Duke every eight weeks to see the doctors there and I am getting treatments here locally at home. I am receiving three different chemo treatments now which has been tough, but I will continue to fight this cancer .

Your outpouring of support, prayers and concern for me and my family is what is helping all of us get through this. We are blessed to have family and friends like all of you .

With thanks ,

Mark
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Update 2
28 months ago

Family & Friends,

As you can imagine, receiving a diagnosis of brain cancer was devastating news for me and my family. It has been an emotional roller coaster thus far for us, but we are dealing with it as best we can. I am currently receiving treatment at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University in Durham North Carolina. It is a shame that we must travel so far for treatment, but we are grateful that such a center is available. Although difficult to understand at times, I trust that God has a plan for me and he will guide me and my family through this difficult journey.

The outpouring of support that has been received from family and friends like all of you has been remarkable and is very humbling. I want all of you to know how much I appreciate your support and for keeping me and my family in your thoughts and prayers. I am indeed lucky to have family and friends like all of you!

Warm wishes,

Mark

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Update 1
29 months ago
We can't thank everyone enough for the generous donations. Now we would like to challenge everyone who has donated to ask someone to match their donation. Imagine the possibilities!!
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Billy Martin
16 months ago

Mark has passed......my family is praying for Bonnie and her kids.

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Robin Bowditch
20 months ago

You are a true fighter! You and your family are in our prayers daily! Continue fighting this cancer's XXX!!! We love you very much! We fight this battle with you!!! Bruce & Robin

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Wendy Grundmann
29 months ago

Oh Mark - I am so sorry to hear this news. I retired from Clearwater Fire almost 7 years ago, and remember running many calls with you. My thoughts, prayers, and support are there for you. All the best - Wendy

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$19,105 of $25k goal

Raised by 154 people in 29 months
Created March 4, 2014
$100
Anonymous
15 months ago
$100
Anonymous
16 months ago
AK
$50
Ashlee Kirkland
16 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss Bonnie. I pray for strength and a peace that surpasses all understanding. His struggle is over, God bless xo

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$250
Anonymous
16 months ago
BM
$250
Betsy McKnight
17 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mark, Bonnie and there children.

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NC
$20
Nick Capone
17 months ago
DC
$25
DONNA CUCCIO
17 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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BD
$100
Bob Dallas
17 months ago

I do not know Mark but my son does, and I want to support him in his battle. My prayers and heartfelt thoughts go with this humble donation in hopes of improving his chances.

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KA
$20
Karen Alfonso
17 months ago
$40
Anonymous
17 months ago
Billy Martin
16 months ago

Mark has passed......my family is praying for Bonnie and her kids.

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Robin Bowditch
20 months ago

You are a true fighter! You and your family are in our prayers daily! Continue fighting this cancer's XXX!!! We love you very much! We fight this battle with you!!! Bruce & Robin

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Wendy Grundmann
29 months ago

Oh Mark - I am so sorry to hear this news. I retired from Clearwater Fire almost 7 years ago, and remember running many calls with you. My thoughts, prayers, and support are there for you. All the best - Wendy

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