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Marks Brain Cancer Support Fund

$9,078 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 272 people in 3 months
Created March 7, 2019
Our Amazing loving friend and family member Mark G. was just diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

In 2007 Mark started having headaches and nausea.   Botox was started to help with the headaches, the horrible migraines kept getting worse, he then started having weakness in his legs.  In 2016 -Kaiser started doing mri's on him and at first they didn't show anything, after 14 mri's in the last 3 years, it showed something- then it didn't show anything.  Then in the last 4 months, the neurosurgeons decided to do a brain biopsy on Mark.  It took 4 weeks to determine what it was because this tumor was very strange -the neurosurgeon had never seen anything like this.  When the biopsy came back,  we just found out Mark has was stage 4 glioma brain cancer.  It is inoperable due to the location and not curable, it is treatable with radiation and chemotherapy.  Mark has decided to go through with Chemotherapy and Radiation 5 days a week for 30 treatments (6 weeks) starting March 18, 2019.

Mark is a one in a million guy.   He is a true gentleman and a GREAT GUY!    Mark and Roseann fell in love when they first met almost 30 years ago.  Mark and Roseann together, is true love!  Mark has been the most loving and caring husband for 28 years...  I have known Mark and Roseann from the day they met and they are my best friends in the world, they are my family and I am grateful for their friendship and out of love I am putting this gofundme together for them.  I want them to not worry about anything and to be able to spend time together with their love during this time in their lives with no financial stress.

We all know Mark and Roseann would be the first to offer love and help to anyone in need.   I hope with your help we can make it easier on them by providing some financial piece of mind.
During this time,  they shouldn't have to worry about finances.  If you able to help support our GoFundMe for our dear friends by making a donation and if you could please share our fundraiser with your friends we would greatly appreciate it.   Please know that even $5 will be a blessing.    Mark isn't able to work anymore due to his illness.  All money raised on this fundraiser will go directly to Mark and Roseann and will be used to pay large medical expenses and living expenses..  Thank you and God Bless You!!



Gofundme is now free.  You the donor get to choose if you want to give a percentage to gofundme..  they used to take a percentage of each donation -this changed recently to be a free platform for fundraisers.  This is good to know when considering donating
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Hi everyone- Here is a recent update from Mark..

MRI on April 19th showed 4% more enhancement. MRI blood flow study on 4/30 showed this from radiation damage, not tumor growth. This is being addressed with Avastin infusion starting on 5/3 with four other treatments to August. This will help heal the damage and is helps shrink the tumor too it is an Immunotherapy drug. Chemo will start again on 5/30 greater dosage and five times a week. Will continue for 13 months with 1-month breaks. Optune, Nova Cure device is being readied for next treatment phase 3 days on 24 hours a day 3 days off for 10 months. Next MRI around 7/1 and every 8 weeks to the end of the 13 months

Thank you everyone for your love and support
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Mark is on his last week of radiation and chemo and sadly to say the treatments aren’t going well. After an mri last week found that the tumor has enlarged. The dr doesn’t know if it’s the radiation causing the enlargement or the tumor is growing on its own.

Mark will be going down to Redwood City next week to do extensive mri tests to determine if it’s the tumor or the radiation causing the tumor to grow.

Unfortunately he is losing strength in his left arm and leg and slurring his speech. Thankfully his brother came over and built a ramp and rail to help mark as he is having difficulty walking and will be using a walker, wheelchair and electric scooter.

Mark and Roseann are staying strong in their love through this difficult time.

We appreciate any money you are able to donate- which is very much needed and will be very helpful during this tragic time.
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Hi- Thank you everyone for your amazing loving donations. It means so much to Mark and Roseann to know everyone cares. They are so grateful to each one of you..

I wanted to let everyone know that Mark started radiation and chemotherapy this week and today is day four he will be going through this for 30 days. Today Mark’s having a rough day and not doing well.. But mark is an amazing man and staying strong through this with no complaints- he’s all about love and kindness and his beautiful loving wife Roseann is by his side always there to take great care of him with love.

I will have more updates as we go along this journey but just knowing that so much love and prayers and caring compassion is coming from everyone just means the world to all of us and I thank you all from my heart to yours and I send hugs-blessings-miracles and love your way for helping my best friends as they go through this.
With much love
Janise
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Raised by 272 people in 3 months
Created March 7, 2019
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