Mark Valentine Medical Expenses Support

$6,733 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 46 months
Josiah Koons  SAN CARLOS, CA

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!
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Update 3
Posted by Josiah Koons
39 months ago
I sincerely want to thank everyone who supported Mark Valentine financially or through kinds words and encouragement. I am very deeply saddened to report that Mark has passed away and is no longer with us, and as such I will be closing down this page.

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,

Josiah Koons
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Update 2
Posted by Josiah Koons
46 months ago
Hey Everyone,

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!
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Update 1
Posted by Josiah Koons
46 months ago
Thank you so much to those of you that have joined in and supported our friend, Mark. Please take a moment to share this on your Facebook page to help us raise support and awareness! Thanks so much!
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Mark Valentine
46 months ago

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.

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$6,733 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 46 months
Created February 12, 2013
Josiah Koons  
JK
$108
Jack Kanner
39 months ago
$50
Daniel Stahl
42 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$50
Daniel Stahl
43 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$20
Shane Thanlu
43 months ago

Hope things work out...

$50
Daniel Stahl
44 months ago (Monthly Donation)
HR
$100
Heath Rowell
44 months ago

Again, get well soon, Mark! We need you! - Hav

$50
Anonymous
44 months ago
TV
$50
Toni Valentino
44 months ago
HR
$50
Heath Rowell
44 months ago

Get well soon! You make our entire community better, and Podcast UGC especially wants you back and chatty. - Hav

MV
$400
michael vogel
44 months ago

Mark, you have moved on to a new family of friends but you will always have a special place with all of us at DCS! Get well and be well...from all of us

Mark Valentine
46 months ago

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.

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