He was diagnosed with heart failure just about 3 years ago. It was a shock to everyone.
At this time both of his daughters were in Colleges at opposite ends of the continent. We believe in education and had dedicated a good deal of our earnings towards our daughters schooling and Universities.
In the last year or two they have both graduated and have been able to begin careers in their areas they studied in.
Mark has been diagnosed with severe heart failure Cardiomyopathy. He has recieved a pacemaker to try and save a leaking valve caused by his heart faiure. His doctors have considered valve replacement, but replacing his leaking valve is to invasive to his weak heart. Mark is currently scheduled at the Cleveland Clinic Second Opinion Program and Heart Transplant facility in Ohio.
Mark has not been able to work at his usual capacity to provide and run his own company, along with the mounting medical bills that insurance does not cover.
We always expect things to happen, but getting the news of opening you up and putting another persons heart in you is pretty hard to wrap your head around.
Mark's friends and people that know him know, that he can have a hard time asking for help. In fact this is exactly what put him here in the first place, not asking for enough help. He has always been there for his family when they needed him. He loves his family and friends so much.
Mark and his beautiful wife Cherie, and his two amazing daughter's are ready to enjoy this part of life. Kid's are educated, and working in the field they love. Mark and Cherie slowing down and enjoying life with their girls young familys, staying active, and doing the things they love to do.
So Mark is asking for a little help from his friends, and their friends and family. We want to keep this talented guy around.
- Elissa Leighton
- David Wolff
- Raymond Hurlbut
- Rick Delmonico
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