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Dec 21, 2017
Welcome to Caring Bridge. We are using this website to communicate with our family and friends. We do not promote nor discourage contributions to the Caring Bridge organization, but any solicitations you receive are from Caring Bridge and not Marc Smith or his family.
MEDICAL UPDATE: In early September Marc had blood work done to determine the cause of his recent lack of stamina, shortness of breath, and moments of dizziness. The lab report indicated low platelet and red blood cell counts, which prompted a bone marrow biopsy. The biopsy revealed that Marc has Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and also Multiple Myeloma. These are both cancers of the bone marrow. The AML is the most concerning since it is the more aggressive of the two diseases.
Marc is in Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver for treatment, currently consisting of chemotherapy and blood transfusions. Our trust is in God, who is always loving, merciful, and never changing. Infirmity is never from Him, but is the result of living in an imperfect and sinful world. Our expectation is for complete healing. We welcome your prayers.
VISITS: If you would like to visit Marc, please select a time slot on the Caring Bridges calendar, set up for this purpose. To find the calendar, click on "Ways to Help" and then "Visit Planner." Generally, visiting hours are 12 noon to 6 pm, but check with Marc by phone, text, or email if you need to visit outside those times.
Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center 1719 East 19th Avenue (near corner of Gilpin and 19th Ave.) Denver, CO 80218
Main Entrance – Elevator Bank B 4th Floor Oncology Room 4203 When you arrive at the Main Entrance, look for the elevators on the B side of the hospital and go to the 4th floor, Oncology. Marc is in room 4203.
ALL VISITORS MUST CHECK IN AT NURSE'S STATION EACH TIME THEY VISIT. The hospital nursing staff will show you how to wear the gown and gloves which are required during your visit. Visitors experiencing cold or flu like symptoms are not allowed. No visitors under 14 years old are allowed on the 4th floor oncology unit.
CALLS: If you would like to call to talk to Marc, he has his cell phone with him. His number is (804) 513-0476. It might be best to text him before you call to be sure it's a convenient time for him to talk.
CARDS: Marc Smith - Room 4203 Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center 1719 East 19th Avenue Denver, CO 80218
ACCOMMODATIONS: A hospital rate for Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center may be available; inquire at the front desk of nearby hotels.
Family members have been staying at: Towneplace Suites 685 Speer Boulevard Denver, CO 80204