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NANCY LARSON
NANCY LARSON💕
I am a retired nurse (forcibly retired because of disability 40+ titanium pieces in my back, degenerative disc disease) I lost a girlfriend due to pancreatic cancer and she did not share a lot, also my husband is a Vietnam veteran and had prostate surgery for cancer which was cured.

Our son was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma stageIII or IV

Depending on which Dr we talked to. He is married and has four young sons & a very supportive wife. He went thru chemo & methotrexate (nasty effects) and it will be 2 yrs in April that he is cancer free. They told him it is not a question of "if" but "when" it will come back. Only a tiny % remain in remission. I read Mark's journal 2 times and my heart breaks for you and your family...you are an awesome strong woman for your family!! I don't know what I would do if that happened to me. I lost it when my husband lost his brother to cancer a yr ago. I have nursed hundreds of patients with cancer & worked @ Hospice over a yrBUT not the same as a family member.

I am convinced you are truly a saint!

I recently bought the first edition of Tell My Sons and hope to read it by Christmas. Is the second printing with a different cover any different?

I also would like your opinion if you think it would be appropriate to give a copy to my son who had lymphoma?


I keep you and your sons in my prayers daily and hope that life will give you nothing but the best.
Kellie Martin
Kellie Martin
Tell My Sons was a book that belonged to my sister. She was diagnosed with tongue cancer and after all the painful torturous treatments, it came back four times. They even cut half her tongue out (front to back down the middle) and she had a feeding tube for the rest of her life and couldn't talk. It was heartbreaking watching her suffer so much pain. She passed away almost two years ago. She was only 46. My poor mother just empty, my sister's primary care giver (and all that goes with it), changing bandages over the hole that developed under her chin. I miss her, every day. My only sibling and even though we have kids and a new grandbaby, her loss is felt with each new good thing that happens. I couldn't bring myself to read this book for a long time. Just sick of the talk of cancer, the thought of cancer, then endless list of people I know with cancer. I keep thinking, why haven't they figured out a cure yet? Why must loved ones keep suffering? Something told me to read the book, get someone else's perspective on this. I AM SO GLAD I DID!! I just finished it and am in awe of Mark's and Kristen's courage, their devotion and love for each other. He did fight till the end. The story is so inspiring. I have highlighted things I most assuredly know I will want to read over and over if it is ever my turn to live with cancer. I have a feeling this strong woman I have read about named Kristen is most definitely doing what her beloved husband would want her to do and continuing to raise those boys with the same fire she's had in her all along. My hats off to her, you got kids, you gotta keep going, somehow. My sister's name is Maria. She was a beautiful person inside and out, she helped a lot of people her whole life. My poor Moma has Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, she has had it for years and now a CT scan of her lungs shows masses that she doesn't want to treat or know for sure if it is cancer. I will abide by her wishes, for she knows all too well, the suffering that comes with treatment. I feel for anyone who has to deal with it and it seems more and more each day are. By the way, I am from Oxford, Alabama (right next to Ft McClellan...I wish I could have told Mark and Kristen that we aren't all rednecks lol. Thank you for sharing your life with the world. Thoughts and prayers are with you   
Jody Kemp
Jody Kemp
Mark was such a class act. I still think about him often and I, as others have stated, did not actually meet him. I am Buford's daughter. Mark & I had several interesting emails back & forth once he found out my dad was, at that time, still with us. Today was my Dad's birthday and somehow it brings me to Mark's page. I miss him (Mark) too on this day. I send the family prayers and sincere well wishes this day.
Rita Loseke
Rita Loseke
My heart is with all of you. Even though I didn't know Mark, I think of him often. I recently lost my wonderful son-in-law at the age of 44 to stage 4 colon cancer and my husband has been diagnosed with leukemia! Life just doesn't seem fair does it. You are in my prayers.
JANICE GOODWIN
JANICE GOODWIN
Hi Kristen, Though out the year I have thought of you and the boys and your family. I have Matthew and Mark's duet saved on my computer as one of my favorites. It gives me great pride in knowing a precious family. I' am from North Carolina. I got to talk to Mark one time  on the phone and he inspired me with the love and strength you all have. I hope all of the family is doing well and just know I have not forgotten you all. I guess Matthew is probably going to college. Tell the boys that  they will always treasure the things you and Mark instilled in them. To me that is PRICELESS. You are woman of strong faith, God bless you always jjgoodwin24@windstream.net
Scott Hielsberg
Scott Hielsberg

30 July 2014

LTC Mark Weber, a big Happy second Birthday to you in heaven. Your life was way too short on this earth. You were so amazing. I am so glad I got to know you, if only for a short time. I still watch your videos often, Osseo Senior High speech and Easter Lutheran Church being my favorites. The hundreds of times I have watched you and Matt singing ‘Tell My Father”, I still tear up as if it were the first time I saw it. You two were just awesome and the pride in your face after the song shows such a true love of father of son.

There is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that makes me think of you that reads: “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” The depth of your life remains with us and you remain, “Forever a part of our lives”.

On your special day my thoughts and prayers are with you, Kristen, Matt, Josh and Noah.

NANCY LARSON
NANCY LARSON💕
I am a retired nurse (forcibly retired because of disability 40+ titanium pieces in my back, degenerative disc disease) I lost a girlfriend due to pancreatic cancer and she did not share a lot, also my husband is a Vietnam veteran and had prostate surgery for cancer which was cured.

Our son was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma stageIII or IV

Depending on which Dr we talked to. He is married and has four young sons & a very supportive wife. He went thru chemo & methotrexate (nasty effects) and it will be 2 yrs in April that he is cancer free. They told him it is not a question of "if" but "when" it will come back. Only a tiny % remain in remission. I read Mark's journal 2 times and my heart breaks for you and your family...you are an awesome strong woman for your family!! I don't know what I would do if that happened to me. I lost it when my husband lost his brother to cancer a yr ago. I have nursed hundreds of patients with cancer & worked @ Hospice over a yrBUT not the same as a family member.

I am convinced you are truly a saint!

I recently bought the first edition of Tell My Sons and hope to read it by Christmas. Is the second printing with a different cover any different?

I also would like your opinion if you think it would be appropriate to give a copy to my son who had lymphoma?


I keep you and your sons in my prayers daily and hope that life will give you nothing but the best.
Kellie Martin
Kellie Martin
Tell My Sons was a book that belonged to my sister. She was diagnosed with tongue cancer and after all the painful torturous treatments, it came back four times. They even cut half her tongue out (front to back down the middle) and she had a feeding tube for the rest of her life and couldn't talk. It was heartbreaking watching her suffer so much pain. She passed away almost two years ago. She was only 46. My poor mother just empty, my sister's primary care giver (and all that goes with it), changing bandages over the hole that developed under her chin. I miss her, every day. My only sibling and even though we have kids and a new grandbaby, her loss is felt with each new good thing that happens. I couldn't bring myself to read this book for a long time. Just sick of the talk of cancer, the thought of cancer, then endless list of people I know with cancer. I keep thinking, why haven't they figured out a cure yet? Why must loved ones keep suffering? Something told me to read the book, get someone else's perspective on this. I AM SO GLAD I DID!! I just finished it and am in awe of Mark's and Kristen's courage, their devotion and love for each other. He did fight till the end. The story is so inspiring. I have highlighted things I most assuredly know I will want to read over and over if it is ever my turn to live with cancer. I have a feeling this strong woman I have read about named Kristen is most definitely doing what her beloved husband would want her to do and continuing to raise those boys with the same fire she's had in her all along. My hats off to her, you got kids, you gotta keep going, somehow. My sister's name is Maria. She was a beautiful person inside and out, she helped a lot of people her whole life. My poor Moma has Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, she has had it for years and now a CT scan of her lungs shows masses that she doesn't want to treat or know for sure if it is cancer. I will abide by her wishes, for she knows all too well, the suffering that comes with treatment. I feel for anyone who has to deal with it and it seems more and more each day are. By the way, I am from Oxford, Alabama (right next to Ft McClellan...I wish I could have told Mark and Kristen that we aren't all rednecks lol. Thank you for sharing your life with the world. Thoughts and prayers are with you   
Rita Loseke
Rita Loseke
My heart is with all of you. Even though I didn't know Mark, I think of him often. I recently lost my wonderful son-in-law at the age of 44 to stage 4 colon cancer and my husband has been diagnosed with leukemia! Life just doesn't seem fair does it. You are in my prayers.
JANICE GOODWIN
JANICE GOODWIN
Hi Kristen, Though out the year I have thought of you and the boys and your family. I have Matthew and Mark's duet saved on my computer as one of my favorites. It gives me great pride in knowing a precious family. I' am from North Carolina. I got to talk to Mark one time  on the phone and he inspired me with the love and strength you all have. I hope all of the family is doing well and just know I have not forgotten you all. I guess Matthew is probably going to college. Tell the boys that  they will always treasure the things you and Mark instilled in them. To me that is PRICELESS. You are woman of strong faith, God bless you always jjgoodwin24@windstream.net
Jody Kemp
Jody Kemp
Mark was such a class act. I still think about him often and I, as others have stated, did not actually meet him. I am Buford's daughter. Mark & I had several interesting emails back & forth once he found out my dad was, at that time, still with us. Today was my Dad's birthday and somehow it brings me to Mark's page. I miss him (Mark) too on this day. I send the family prayers and sincere well wishes this day.
Scott Hielsberg
Scott Hielsberg

30 July 2014

LTC Mark Weber, a big Happy second Birthday to you in heaven. Your life was way too short on this earth. You were so amazing. I am so glad I got to know you, if only for a short time. I still watch your videos often, Osseo Senior High speech and Easter Lutheran Church being my favorites. The hundreds of times I have watched you and Matt singing ‘Tell My Father”, I still tear up as if it were the first time I saw it. You two were just awesome and the pride in your face after the song shows such a true love of father of son.

There is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that makes me think of you that reads: “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” The depth of your life remains with us and you remain, “Forever a part of our lives”.

On your special day my thoughts and prayers are with you, Kristen, Matt, Josh and Noah.

NANCY LARSON
NANCY LARSON💕
I am a retired nurse (forcibly retired because of disability 40+ titanium pieces in my back, degenerative disc disease) I lost a girlfriend due to pancreatic cancer and she did not share a lot, also my husband is a Vietnam veteran and had prostate surgery for cancer which was cured.

Our son was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma stageIII or IV

Depending on which Dr we talked to. He is married and has four young sons & a very supportive wife. He went thru chemo & methotrexate (nasty effects) and it will be 2 yrs in April that he is cancer free. They told him it is not a question of "if" but "when" it will come back. Only a tiny % remain in remission. I read Mark's journal 2 times and my heart breaks for you and your family...you are an awesome strong woman for your family!! I don't know what I would do if that happened to me. I lost it when my husband lost his brother to cancer a yr ago. I have nursed hundreds of patients with cancer & worked @ Hospice over a yrBUT not the same as a family member.

I am convinced you are truly a saint!

I recently bought the first edition of Tell My Sons and hope to read it by Christmas. Is the second printing with a different cover any different?

I also would like your opinion if you think it would be appropriate to give a copy to my son who had lymphoma?


I keep you and your sons in my prayers daily and hope that life will give you nothing but the best.
Jody Kemp
Jody Kemp
Mark was such a class act. I still think about him often and I, as others have stated, did not actually meet him. I am Buford's daughter. Mark & I had several interesting emails back & forth once he found out my dad was, at that time, still with us. Today was my Dad's birthday and somehow it brings me to Mark's page. I miss him (Mark) too on this day. I send the family prayers and sincere well wishes this day.
Rita Loseke
Rita Loseke
My heart is with all of you. Even though I didn't know Mark, I think of him often. I recently lost my wonderful son-in-law at the age of 44 to stage 4 colon cancer and my husband has been diagnosed with leukemia! Life just doesn't seem fair does it. You are in my prayers.
JANICE GOODWIN
JANICE GOODWIN
Hi Kristen, Though out the year I have thought of you and the boys and your family. I have Matthew and Mark's duet saved on my computer as one of my favorites. It gives me great pride in knowing a precious family. I' am from North Carolina. I got to talk to Mark one time  on the phone and he inspired me with the love and strength you all have. I hope all of the family is doing well and just know I have not forgotten you all. I guess Matthew is probably going to college. Tell the boys that  they will always treasure the things you and Mark instilled in them. To me that is PRICELESS. You are woman of strong faith, God bless you always jjgoodwin24@windstream.net
Scott Hielsberg
Scott Hielsberg

30 July 2014

LTC Mark Weber, a big Happy second Birthday to you in heaven. Your life was way too short on this earth. You were so amazing. I am so glad I got to know you, if only for a short time. I still watch your videos often, Osseo Senior High speech and Easter Lutheran Church being my favorites. The hundreds of times I have watched you and Matt singing ‘Tell My Father”, I still tear up as if it were the first time I saw it. You two were just awesome and the pride in your face after the song shows such a true love of father of son.

There is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that makes me think of you that reads: “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” The depth of your life remains with us and you remain, “Forever a part of our lives”.

On your special day my thoughts and prayers are with you, Kristen, Matt, Josh and Noah.

Kellie Martin
Kellie Martin
Tell My Sons was a book that belonged to my sister. She was diagnosed with tongue cancer and after all the painful torturous treatments, it came back four times. They even cut half her tongue out (front to back down the middle) and she had a feeding tube for the rest of her life and couldn't talk. It was heartbreaking watching her suffer so much pain. She passed away almost two years ago. She was only 46. My poor mother just empty, my sister's primary care giver (and all that goes with it), changing bandages over the hole that developed under her chin. I miss her, every day. My only sibling and even though we have kids and a new grandbaby, her loss is felt with each new good thing that happens. I couldn't bring myself to read this book for a long time. Just sick of the talk of cancer, the thought of cancer, then endless list of people I know with cancer. I keep thinking, why haven't they figured out a cure yet? Why must loved ones keep suffering? Something told me to read the book, get someone else's perspective on this. I AM SO GLAD I DID!! I just finished it and am in awe of Mark's and Kristen's courage, their devotion and love for each other. He did fight till the end. The story is so inspiring. I have highlighted things I most assuredly know I will want to read over and over if it is ever my turn to live with cancer. I have a feeling this strong woman I have read about named Kristen is most definitely doing what her beloved husband would want her to do and continuing to raise those boys with the same fire she's had in her all along. My hats off to her, you got kids, you gotta keep going, somehow. My sister's name is Maria. She was a beautiful person inside and out, she helped a lot of people her whole life. My poor Moma has Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, she has had it for years and now a CT scan of her lungs shows masses that she doesn't want to treat or know for sure if it is cancer. I will abide by her wishes, for she knows all too well, the suffering that comes with treatment. I feel for anyone who has to deal with it and it seems more and more each day are. By the way, I am from Oxford, Alabama (right next to Ft McClellan...I wish I could have told Mark and Kristen that we aren't all rednecks lol. Thank you for sharing your life with the world. Thoughts and prayers are with you