Mark is 38 years old. In April of 2013, Mark 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.
UPDATE May 2014: The tumor that was removed last year is growing again, and another new tumor is growing in another part of Mark’s brain.
He has been unable to work and this has caused a big change in the life for his family and himself. Mark is a locomotive engineer for Burlington Northern Railroad. His wife, Jenny, is a stay-at-home mom who cares for their 3 children: Daughters Hayley – 14, Molly – 13, and their son Riley – age 4. Mark and Jenny attend community college full time in hopes to start new careers.
Mark has a lot to fight for and says this, “I do believe that the mind can do incredible things to heal itself and expect nothing less from my own mind!”
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