Mark's Fight Against Melanoma

This is my dad, Mark. He will be 64 in February and has worked hard his whole life to give myself and our family a good life. Every day he is up before the sun is, always doing yard work or random maintenance, caring for the kids, and then going to work until its dark again. He is the biggest goof ball and always has a joke to crack about something.
We recently found out that he has been diagnosed with skin cancer. But today we found out that it has progressed to Stage 4 Melanoma. My dad is the sole provider for 4 kids still living at home as well as my mom. In order to try and feel his best in the times to come, and take some stress off of his body in order to better heal, he is going to be retiring. But unfortunately they are not in a position financially to lose his income. 
This fundraiser is in hopes of helping him retire and not put so much stress on his body as the cancer progresses. It will go towards any medical bills and also living expenses so that he can be comfortable. I'm pleading with you all to help my dad. He has done everything in his power and then some, in order to keep us all safe and happy. 
Now it is our turn to help him a little.
Any little bit helps to just put a little bit of a dent into what is to come for him and our family.
We appreciate it more than you know. Please help us help our dad.

Thank you.


  • David Gagnon 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • Angela Grabczak 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Kathy Bowgren 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Mary Mitchell  
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Matt McCaleb 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
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Sarah Elise Horstmann 
Knox, IN
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