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2/12/2016 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.Mark had been battling a cough for several months, starting in mid-October 2015. After two rounds of antibiotics, the cough persisted and his primary care physician started to look deeper by ordering a few labs. Some lab abnormalities and other symptoms prompted a CT scan at the end of January, which revealed enlarged lymph nodes. In early February, Mark underwent a lymph node biopsy which revealed he has a Hodgkins Lymphoma.Of course this is not what any of us would expect given Mark's healthy lifestyle, but cancer does not discriminate. Mark was connected with an oncologist and sought a second opinion to guide his treatment. What we can expect is that he will undergo a 6 month course of chemotherapy treatments followed by disease remission.Mark and his family are adjusting to what this means for their day-to-day life, making plans to keep as active and engaged as possible, and accepting of offers for prayer, well-wishes, and support. Most of all they are trying to keep their senses of humor.We will do our best to update this site and encourage you to use CaringBridge to communicate your thoughts to Mark and Sarah. They appreciate all of your visits, phone calls, emails and texts, but also realize their energies need to be focused on Mark's health and running around after the always busy Owen and Maya.Sending peace to all!