In April of 2013, Mark, then age 37, had two very severe headaches with an upset stomach. In the last 18 years, he barely had any headaches so this was quite unusual. When his right leg went numb for a period of a few seconds, he decided to go to the ER – and the doctors discovered a mass in his brain. He ended up having major surgery to remove as much of his Stage 4 Glioblastoma (a very aggressive and cancerous tumor) as possible. Since then, Mark has been in treatment – chemo and radiation.
Since diagnosis, Mark was unable to work He was a locomotive engineer for Burlington Northern Railroad. His wife, Jenny, is a stay-at-home mom who cares for their 3 children: Daughters Hayley – 15, Molly – 13, and their son Riley – age 4.
In May 2014, doctors discovered that the tumor that was removed last year grew again, and another tumor was growing in Mark’s brain. By August, the family decided that Mark stop treatment and be moved to hospice. He passed away the morning of Thursday, August 14th.
Mark fought a long, hard battle against brain cancer and his body just couldn’t go on any more. Mark was a kind, loving man who worked hard at everything he put his mind to. He had the best sense of humor and Jenny always said it was one of the reasons she loved Mark so much. He loved his family and friends and held a very special place in his heart for his BNSF Brothers and Sisters. Jenny and the kids are grieving for the loss of such a very special person.
We are here to support Mark, to show him and his family lots of love, and continue the fight brain cancer and raise awareness.
Thank you all for caring about Mark and loving him. The world lost a fantastic person.
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