Good Evening to All;
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Mark has been doing fairly well today and by late afternoon, was ready for his special visitors Scott and Sam. This is the first time Sam and Mark have seen each other in a month. They held hands and hugged and Sam spoke in his usual eloquent fashion and of course, everyone understood all. When it came time to go, there were tender tears shed especially by Mark who is homesick.
What was really special today is that President Monson read in Mark's name at the meeting of the first presidency and the "12". Then Elder Johnson of the Quorum of 70 came to visit Mark and family and to give Mark a very touching blessing. Elder Johnson told Mark that the doctors would be inspired and would be able to solve the diagnosis puzzle and that through the doctors skill by the power of the Lord, Mark would be preserved for his family and that Mark would be given the strength to win the battle. Present in the room were Mark, Scott, James, Lynette, Lyle and Lori Beecher and Ken Crocheron. All of us were greatly moved and touched by the spirit which along with Elder Johnson were the other two present.
The Child Care team did not meet today as was hoped for but instead will meet tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM. Team members will include, Rehumatololigists, Hemotologists, Pathologists, Oncologists, Imuneologists and all will be under the direction of Dr Barnett who is an oncologist from University Medical center. A follow-up meeting with the family will be convened to present the findings and proposed treatment.
Thanks to all who post comments and are so sweet in their support.
Jen Larsen is working with Willow Springs School to organize a "Buddy Run" to raise funds for Mark's treatment expenses. We are putting together a flyer to announce the event and solicit donations. And of course there is the "Mark Jeanes Charitable Donation" account @ America First Credit Union for those wanting to contribute to what is sure to be a huge bill.
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