A Miracle For Mark
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.
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
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 ,
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!
Mark has passed......my family is praying for Bonnie and her kids.
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
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