Late February of 2012 Mark was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma Cancer. This is written for our family and friends who have so caringly expressed a desire to know of the current situation. We so appreciate the love and support that has been shown to us and we lovingly empathize with and pray for many of you that have had or are currently going through trials of your own. In love, hope and faith, Mark and Ane

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Interview with Mark on KGW honoring Dr. Walter Urba - by Ane

Last week a friend told us that we had recently been on KGW-TV.  Curious, we checked with Providence to see if the interview Mark had done with KGW several months ago had been aired.  It had!  Initially the video had been used on October 5 at an Oregon Historical Society dinner where Dr. Walter Urba was honored as an Oregon History Maker.  Mark's comments were used extensively. It was easy for him to share our experiences with Dr. Urba -- he is remarkable and most deserving of this honor. Thomas and Annie happened to be there the day of the interview, so we were all filmed playing in our backyard.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!! - by Ane

We hope you have had a very Merry Christmas and we wish you a Happy New Year!!!  

This year we did not send Christmas cards, yet, we do want to express our appreciation for your love and support! To all who sent Christmas greetings our way, thanks.  It's delightful to hear from you.  

I asked Mark what I should say on this blog.  He was quick to say that he was thankful for enjoying yet another Christmas here - his 3rd bonus Christmas!  

He has been off the cancer drugs for over three weeks.  The minor side effects have subsided. The only downside is that he gains weight much more quickly when he's off the drugs.  So…it's back to a more healthy diet – for both of us!  

Our next appointment with Dr. Urba is February 2nd, so we will add another post then. 

Enjoy this wonderful New Year!!!