Mark Valentine Medical Expenses Support
This page is dedicated to help our own Mark Valentine, champion modder, expert cutscene designer and superlative video producer.
Mark has been an integral part of the Cryptic and PWE family for over four years. In that time, Mark proved himself an invaluable team member, dear friend, crazy mentor and ridiculous worker who commuted 180 miles daily just to support our games.
For those who don't know, Mark has been battling cancer for several months now. He has been on medical leave and has moved to LA to receive treatment. The treatment itself is extremely expensive and was not originally covered by insurance. Handling the cost of treatment and the ongoing costs of maintaining a home up here while living temporarily in a new home down South so that he can receive the treatment he needs has proven very difficult for Mark.
We take care of our friends and family.
And so, this page is dedicated to supporting Mark and raising money to help him offset the high cost of getting better.
Share a dime. Share a dollar. Share with your friends. Let's take care of our own.
Thank you so much for supporting Mark and wishing him well!
Posted by Josiah Koons
Here is a wonderful update from Ivan Sulic: Our colleague and my friend Mark Valentine passed away this Saturday after battling cancer for about one year.
Before Mark left us to receive treatment, he led our video team and was one of Cryptic's few L5 employees -- a true master of his trade.
You know, I don't think I could find a man who had more passion for what they did. Mark pulled his all-nighters, he scrutinized his own work (tearing his own efforts apart), and he contributed to every single aspect of the games we make in whatever way he could, big or small. Mark cared. He played our games and participated in our communities even as he made beautiful things. He had talent. He had drive. He had a wicked sense of humor and he was probably the most endearingly disorganized person I've met.
Mark loved Cryptic. Those of us who knew him and counted him as a friend loved him right back.
He's our friend and we miss him.
If you'd like to send flowers or a card to his family, please address them to his mother's house, but note that they will not be home until September 13, as Mark was receiving treatment in LA.
2100 North Interlachen Way
Meridian, ID 83646
Thanks again to everyone,
Posted by Josiah Koons
I just wanted to give you an update, we have raised over $5,000 in just a few days. So a big thank you to everyone who has supported Mark. Please help us keep the momentum going by promoting this cause through your social networks.
Again a big thank you to you all for your support!
There are no words to express my thanks to everyone so " thank you and god bless" will have to do. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful people thinking about me, and to work for such an outstanding company.