Help Keep this Sailor Afloat

33755148_1539610767347576_r.jpegHelp Keep this Sailor Afloat

In a rather businesslike manner, the doctor gave Mark “the talk” a few months ago.  He was told his time is limited unless he successfully undergoes a kidney transplant.  Recently he was released from the hospital after having been in a coma for 5 days. Moreover, Mark has been hospitalized 8 times and had 5 surgeries in the last 9 months and has lost 38 pounds.  He is on dialysis 4 times each day.  The expenses he has incurred as a result are astronomical. 

Mark needs a kidney and funding.  In the financial sense this past year he’s been overwhelmed.  He’s done as much as he can alone, but now he’s reached a breaking point.

Need a good reason to donate ?

Before his illness, Mark ran his small business and was very generous with both his time and money.  Although Mark was very quiet about it, he’s been the answer to many people’s prayers. He was sponsoring unemployed veterans through an employment outplacement program that he ran.  The cost of the courses he donated were $ 4,997.00 for EACH person ! He also helped many non-veterans in dire straits who could not afford the services. Marks giving amounted to countless hours and many many thousands of dollars. He never asked for anything in return.  

Mark’s generosity to people via his outplacement program has prevented families from losing their homes, marriages, cars, healthcare and many of the things central to life.  Now, he is in danger of losing these very things as well as his life.  A Navy veteran himself, it is Mark’s strong desire to regain his health, able to work and again sponsor veterans with this immensely valuable service at no charge. For now, he cannot do this. You can help change that ! Even in his time of great need, Mark is still thinking of other’s. 

Can you help  ? 

Even in this season of giving, most people will ignore the request--- and they have.  But for those who don't, every dollar counts (as would a kidney) and will be greatly appreciated.  Perhaps you can sacrifice a couple of overpriced coffees this week, a movie out or a game of golf. If you cannot afford to donate, it will cost you "nothing" to keep Mark in your prayers and send him a word of encouragement.

Lastly, you can help Mark by passing this campaign on to your all of your connections using email, LinkedIn, text message, Facebook, twitter, Instagram and any other social media platforms to get the word out.  


Goal: $ 165,000.
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Mark J. Haluska 
Beaver, PA
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