Help Mark Durham kick cancer!

For: Mark Durham
Bozeman, MT
Organizer: Kevin Engellant
Help Mark Durham kick cancer! (Mark Durham)
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The Story

Mark was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on January 1 of this year. He is currently at the Mayo clinic in Phoenix, AZ and requires surgery and possibly radiation and/or chemotherapy over the next several months. Long term lodging for himself and travel for his daughters from Montana are the main concerns along with medical bills associated with cancer.  


You can contribute via this website or to the Mark Durham benefit account at any Stockman Bank.


Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 21, 2018

Posted on March 21, 2018

Mark had his post op and last doctor appointment at mayo clinic yesterday.  The throat looks great, but still some healing to be done from 2nd surgery.  Next up is a pet scan in 3 months (early June).  First two years of 5 year recovery plan are more cautious.  Mark asked the question what the percentage was of somebody with his cancer that came in and didn't have to do radiation and/or chemo and just surgery - doc said less than 20%.  Mark is feeling very blessed.  He is on a plane Friday going home.  


Posted on March 5, 2018

Posted on March 5, 2018

Mark's 2nd surgery was a success.  They took the right side tonsil out and it looks like the cancer has now been removed from all of the throat areas.  Mark is battling a really sore throat, but with no more surgeries or treatments needed the mood is good in the Durham camp.  It looks like he will be headed back to Montana on March 23rd.


Posted on February 28, 2018

Posted on February 28, 2018

Mark's next surgery is this Friday (March 2nd) on the other side tonsil area.  He is planning on heading back to Montana on March 23rd if everything goes as planned and no surprises.  Mark is eating most foods now, but it takes a long time for each meal as the hole in his throat is still a challenge.  The doctors have said it will take 3 months for that to close.  He said he has gained 2 lbs back on so is down 19 lbs since surgery.  Mark says he is feeling great and ready to roll for surgery #2.

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