Caregivers for Mark Hrehocik

In August 2019, Mark Hrehocik was diagnosed with stage 4 Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma (SNUC), a rare and aggressive form of cancer of the sinus cavity.  After a bilateral craniotomy and 4 rounds of chemotherapy, 6 weeks of DAILY radiation with another round of chemo, he continues to fight hard.  He and his family have been through a lot.  His first wife and mother of his three boys, passed away of ovarian cancer in 2012.  Since then he met and married Diane Reckless.  Unlike her name suggests, she is a careful and thorough caregiver to Mark and his boys as well as her own two children, but she needs more help.  

With Mark now off work for over 6 months and Diane soon facing the end of her Family Medical Leave Act, along with mounting medical co-pays and the normal costs of a house full of kids, funds are running out to hire the caregivers Mark needs.  His medical needs have become increasingly complex and his streak of impulsive insistence on independence make hiring a professional caregiver not just a want, but an absolute necessity.  So a group of the family's friends, neighbors, and relatives have started this GoFundMe to help the family cover the costs associated with the increased care that Mark needs.    

Some of you are already aware of the situation having followed Diane's Facebook posts and her blog at Dianelovesmark.com.  The generosity and response to a post about a particular caregiver, Bobby, and what he has come to mean to the family really drive home not just the physical and medical needs that a caregiver can provide, but the emotional and spiritual ones as well. To read this for yourself, go to Diane's Blog and find the entry titled: EVERYONE NEEDS A BOBBY

The family is overwhelmed by the love that has been shown to them during this difficult time.  They want to thank everyone who has given in some way, either by sitting with Mark at the hospital, driving the children to band practice, taking Diane for a needed walk or sending a meal or a check.

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  • Johnette McNamara Antone 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 9 d
  • John Caldwell 
    • $100 
    • 10 d
  • Debbie and Pete Albano and Leki 
    • $585 
    • 11 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 13 d
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Fundraising team: Friends and Family (3)

Heather Lynn 
Organizer
Elkins Park, PA
Diane Reckless 
Beneficiary
Kimberly Winbush 
Team member
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