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November 27th, 2018
Hello,
Its been quite a while since I’ve posted any updates, and I am sorry for that. This past year has been both eventful and uneventful. My health is stable and I am thankful for that. I have had a few lung infections, a few treatable bouts with flu bugs, some surgery for acid reflux,(a re-do of the surgery I had in Phoenix in 2013.) and of course my ankle and knees. My lung function is still consistent, but dipping and regaining in percentages at times. I am still going to the Cleveland Clinic for my medical treatments, and for the most part,(about 99% of the time) all of the Drs. are like a team: consulting with each other to come up with the best medical treatment plan. For some reason, they all say I am a complicated medical case. (wink wink). The thing is… through all of this, God is always here with us, and has given us strength and patience.

We have been enjoying our time here in Ohio with our family and our grandchildren. It is amazing just how fast time goes
by. This summer though, our grandchildren moved to South Carolina, we sure miss them, but ate grateful for FaceTime. Thanksgiving was extra special this year, they made the drive to Ohio, so we spent as much time with them as possible.

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December 4, 2018

Hello… It has been quite a while since I’ve posted any updates, and I’m sorry for that. This past year has been both eventful and uneventful. My health is stable. I have had a few lung infections, a few treatable bouts with a flu bug, some acid reflux surgery,(a re-do of the procedure I had in Phoenix in 2013), and of course my knees and ankle. I am still going to the Cleveland Clinic for my medical treatments, and all of the Drs. are like a team, they all check with each other for the best plan of treatment (Well 99% of the time anyway) The thing is… God is always here with us and given us strength and patience.

We have enjoyed our time here in Ohio with our family and our grandchildren. It’s amazing just how fast time goes by. This summer though, our grandchildren moved to South Carolina. We miss them, but are grateful for FaceTime. They made the trip to Ohio for Thanksgiving, so we spent as much time with them as possible.

We want to thank everyone who has made donations to my fundraising campaign, we so much appreciate you and your support for me. If on this Giving Tuesday, you are considering making a charitable donation, I would appreciate your consideration for my medical expenses fundraiser. Help Hope live is a non profit, so all donations go directly to my medical expenses. They are tax deductible also. Thank you and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season

January 2, 2018

Hello Everyone. We just want to take a minute and thank everyone who has shown us support this year with prayer, words of encouragement, or donations for Marty’s medical expenses through this site. It has been a busy for him at the Cleveland Clinic this year…We are so grateful to each of you. God has blessed us greatly. Hoping for a Blessed New Year for everyone.

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October 31, 2013

Hey Marty, Mark and I hope you're doing well, and hope to meet up with you again some day. Prayers and positive thoughts being sent to you and Monica. Thanks for all your posts and updates...you guys keep them coming. Love your family updates, especially. You are so blessed!

Mark & Penny Pavkov

October 8, 2013

Glad you 2 are able to celebrate Christmas together, instead of 1/2 being on the sidelines watching...great to hear you're doing so well! Keep it up :)!

Tami Norris, Massillon, OH

October 8, 2013

Hey Marty, just now saw the good Nov. 2012 post. Nice! Wish I could spend some time during Christmas with you and Monica. Take care, xo

Charlotte Kennedy, Doylestown, OH

October 8, 2013

Monica and Marty, We have not been fortunate enough to meet Marty but you have been in our prayers. God is so good and it is great to see He has brought you thru.

Dan & Cheryl Johnson, Doylestown, OH