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This fundraiser ended on 10/19/12

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He is a son, brother, husband, father and friend who, has worked hard his entire life to support his family and now he needs our help.

One day he was enjoying life like the rest of us, and the next his world was turned upside down. He needs a liver transplant and he needs our help.

Imagine, finding out that a blood transfusion you had numerous years ago gave you a sleeping disease (Hepatitis C) which could awaken one day and take away everything you have worked your entire life for, deplete your savings and take your life.

Cirrhosis of the liver is the 12th leading cause of death by disease. It is responsible for 27,000 deaths each year, and in Mark’s case it was caused by having the chronic illness Hepatitis C.

Like so many of us, Mark has been in and out of work recently and does not have health insurance. As hard as it is to find a construction job in Florida with the current economy, add to that a serious medical condition and it is nearly impossible. He and his family face a future of astronomical medical bills which have already started to come in. He will have to go back to the hospital to be drained several more times before a transplant can be performed and the numerous medications he currently takes every day will escalate once he receives a transplant. He will have to be on these very expensive medications for the rest of his life.
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