Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it as a place to keep family and friends updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Please note--you do NOT have to donate to CaringBridge to access this page. The most important thing you can do is pray for Mark and Dawn and their wonderful animal actors.
Mark and Dawn's friends are organizing this site. It can be exhausting for folks in this situation to try to communicate with everyone individually. Dawn has been doing her best to stay in contact, and CaringBridge is a good way to communicate with family and friends who can receive updates and send encouragement, love, photos, and see ways they may be able to help. To see if there is a way you might be able to help, click above on Ways to Help, or click on the following link or paste it in your browser: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/testtest215/support.
Mark was hospitalized in March 2022 and is awaiting a more specific diagnosis of what looks like a sudden onset of Parkinson's or other health issue affecting cognition. Dawn and son Jason are working with doctors to determine the best care for Mark. Dawn is working to find a bear reserve for polar bear Agee so she can retire after a long and successful career as an animal actor. Friends and family members have rallied to help during this time, and as Dawn was struggling to get in touch with everyone, her friends offered to set up this CaringBridge site to help communicate. Dawn, Mark, Jason, and the entire family appreciate everyone's efforts and will post Ways to Help using the link above.