Welcome to Mark's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place.
Mark was recently admitted to the hospital after having trouble breathing. He tested positive for COVID, but it was soon discovered that his health issues were more serious and he has since been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Mark has remained in good spirits, is still cracking jokes, and has made many friends at the hospital which will surprise no one. The medical staff there has deemed Mark "a heart with arms and legs" (a term originally coined by his friend Rona Marmitt). He has recently been moved to a hospice facility in Naperville, Illinois.
Mark would love to hear from all of you. He has been enjoying all the text messages and photos he has been receiving. Please keep 'em coming. Even if he doesn't respond, he's seeing them. They really lift his spirit. We have set up an email where he can receive longer messages and photos at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all the love, prayers, and well-wishes. He is certainly feeling the love.