Mark Groven

First post: Feb 9, 2017 Latest post: May 23, 2017

Mark Dee Groven, 62 and father of 4. (ages 18-25)  In 2014, Mark was diagnosed with Amyloidosis - "a rare  and serious disease caused by accumulation of proteins in the form of abnormal, insoluble fibers, known as amyloid fibrils." (wikipedia).  Its a form of cancer that has attacked his heart, kidneys and liver.  There is no cure.  Doctors estimated he had 6 months to live 2 1/2 years ago. The disease is progressing and he's been in and out of the University of Washington Medical Center several times between 2014-2016 as doctors seek to find the proper balance of meds, treatment and nutrition. He was placed in a nursing home for a little less than a month and then moved to an Adult Family Home which is where he currently resides. Hospice is in place as of a week and a half ago and we all are trying to give him the comfort care that he needs. Updates will be posted here as often as we are able.

Thanks so much everyone!

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