Mark Harwell Mark Kicking Cancer’s Ass

First post: Jul 22, 2021 Latest post: Sep 29, 2021

Thank you for visiting. 

Mark is the best dad and husband anybody could ask for. He is an automotive teacher at Taylor High School. He has been an active member of the community for the last 19 years, participating in coaching his kids (and other kids), serving on Granger school board, serving as a volunteer fireman, chairing planning and zoning, Lakefest committee (and car show) and Blue Santa. All 4 of his kids have attended Granger ISD, with 3/4 graduated, and one currently enlisted in the Navy.  

A bit of history: Back in 2016, Mark was diagnosed with colon cancer. In early 2017 (1/13 to be exact), Mark was told he was cancer free, no chemo, and our lives “resumed”. 

On 7/19/21, Mark was experiencing some serious coughing attacks that included blood. We went to the ER and within 5 hours, our world was changed. Mark’s left kidney has an 11CM cancerous mass and both lungs have lesions. We were admitted to the hospital for a biopsy and had that done 7/21. 

Mark has health insurance through the school, however it’s not the best insurance. He is facing a long and expensive road to recovery. 

Please keep Mark in your prayers and lift our family up as we face this new challenging world. 

Thank you.