Marian Hayes cancer treatment fund.
Since at least the begining of 2009, Mark Hayes has been producing fine decals for the model rocketry hobby, as well as anything else you might need a sticker for. He has done many custom orders and has made many people in the hobby very happy. Mark has always been communicative, helpful, and just a nice guy.
This week, his wife, Marian was diagnosed with cancer in her breast, lymph nodes and lungs.
He has not asked for anything, except for people to understand that he's not taking any new orders, and will need some time to finish pending orders.
There is more we can do.
Let us help Mark and Marian.
A little about them, from Mark:
We met almost 14 years ago at a mortuary, but only in passing. She worked there I was an electrician doing upgrades there, but we were both in other relationships.
We both divorced from our first marriages, and were both not really looking to get married again, but wanted to get out and date... So we both started a yahoo dating account…
After talking a few times online we talked on the phone, and then realized we knew each other from the mortuary!! Small world...
I asked her out SEVERAL times, but her kids and life just didn’t give her the time, so I said, well last chance if you don’t want to go out with me I guess that’s it. She said, I've got 45 minutes, meet me at Taco Bell. So I figured, cheap date, awesome. LOL
We have not been apart since that first date.
We got married at Rocstock in California, November 13, 2004, right on the flight line.
We have 7 kids between us; 3 of hers, 3 of mine and one of ours ranging from 9 years old (ours), 2 holy crud 25 years old.
We just became grandparents on Tuesday. My youngest daughter brought us Xander Mark Dodson 8 lbs 7 oz.
Its been 3 years since we got the "no sign of cancer" from Marian's Doctor..
A few weeks ago she started having some severe Pains in her hips, NOW we know were getting old, but this was for sure more than that.
We went to see her oncologist and he decided we'd better take an X-ray. Well the x-ray did not look good.
At this point they did a full Scan.. and sure enough Her breast cancer had spread.. BAD NEWS YEP the Cancer is back.. GOOD NEWS its not anywhere "Important/Critical" its not in her lungs kidneys liver brain etc.. JUST her bones..
SO She is Back on Chemo treatments and taking some VERY new medications.. Unfortunately One of the new prescriptions rings out to the tune of $12,000 for 20 doses..
Now her insurance WOULD have covered all of this but there were some issues at where she was working with honesty and she could not keep doing what she was doing.. you know you have to feel GOOD about what you are selling.. SO she had quit there about a week before her new diagnosis..
We are working on getting everything covered right now. and getting new insurance in place so that all will work out in the end..
They say this treatment will continue for at least 2 years maybe more.. and the prescriptions for sure will be longer.. BUT SHE IS A TOUGH BIRD and we will FIGHT HARD especially with everyone Support!
WE WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK EVERYONE that has supported us through this. we get so many people just e-mailing and calling to say "HEY WERE HERE FOR YOU" and I don't know where to begin to thank you.. ROCKETRY PEOPLE ARE THE BEST OUT THERE.. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
At this point in time Stickershock WILL REMAIN OPEN but I will be taking more time off to take care of Marian.. So place orders as usual, but plan on the possibility of them taking a little longer to get out than I used to!
THank you so much, from Mark and Marian Hayes and Stickershock23,com..
"Never fly naked"
We have found out that they are not going to pay for any of the post mastectomy supplies or prosthetic devices until the reconstruction which will be about 4 months down the road.
Hey Guys its Marian. I thought that I would give everyone an update since things seemed to have changed rapidly. Mark is in Moab again for a couple of weeks.
I have been back and forth to several different doctors. Today I was giving a secondary diagnosis of Lymphedema . It all started with the staph infection that I got in the hospital at an IV site on my left wrist. It has caused massive swelling of my left arm. They have me in occupational therapy now several days a week to try to get it to subside.
Chemo is going ok. The side effects are getting worse after each treatment. I again ask for prayer because I know that it works. I go back on the 22 for my 6th chemo. I might not have that many more since things have been moving in the right direction with the treatment. Surgery has also been discussed but nothing is set in stone yet,
Thanks again for all of the orders when we were open, support, prayers and well wishes. I can say that the support system that I have has made a big difference in how I have responded to treatment. Thank you all for being part of my recovery.
Well update time.. and a really good one!
Chemo today.. xrays blood work a couple days ago..
the doc says the cancer has shrank by 40% better than ever expected.. so treatments may be not as many as first thought! meaning shes gonna be done faster than expected! WOO all the prayers etc is working.
also she is not off oxygen but she is down to using it at night and when she feels she needs it in the daytime.. which right now is still quite a bit but not 100% of teh time for sure!
anyways shes doing great and I am so happy!
Hello everyone! I'm Ashley, Marian's oldest daughter. I wanted to thank everyone for all the love and support it really helps my mom in this battle she is facing. But I know by the grace of God and her strong will to win, we will fight this and win! Feel free to contact me at anytime with questions but I know my step-dad, Mark is keeping you all informed. Thank you so much again on behalf of my entire family!