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Mark Needs Your Help!

Mark Folsom, a resident of Mount Airy, Maryland, desperately needs your help. Mark’s life took an unexpected turn when in January of 2014, he was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, or PPMS. PPMS is the most aggressive form of multiple sclerosis, and Mark’s condition continues to deteriorate. Mark has continued to remain as active as possible, but the PPMS is taking its toll. He has spent many years involved in his local community; as a member of his church choir, a judge and referee for the community dive team, an assistant soccer coach, and a leader for “Christmas in April” through his employer. Mark even spent a summer donating his carpentry skills to help remodel a portion of his church, and was always available to help out with last minute needs of Vacation Bible School. Unfortunately, due to his symptoms, like extreme fatigue and pain, Mark is no longer able to volunteer in the way that he once enjoyed. Despite his condition and suffering, Mark never complains, but is now at a point where his MS keeps him from enjoying the simpler things in his life. Taking a walk, maintaining relationships, and simple activities of daily living are becoming much more difficult. Mark knows that his disease will eventually rob him of his ability to enjoy life and spend quality time with his family.

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March 6, 2017

Mark and Mary, we've been thinking of you and are praying for great things! Stay strong.

John and Sharon Wenner and family

January 11, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you begin this journey. We pray for safe travels, a successful procedure and a swift recovery. We are here for you anytime, day or night!

Caroline, Ken, Alex, Emma and Madeline Rothfield

January 9, 2017

Good luck and best wishes for a successful treatment and speedy recovery.

Jim and Pam Kerwin

December 31, 2016

Dear Mary & Mark - I think of you often and was devastated to hear the news of Mark's illness. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a strong outcome from this procedure and a future filled with abundant health. Much love, Vasco & Lynn (Warne) Guimaraes

Lynn Guimaraes