Markskor in Hospital

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Markskor in Hospital

Post by oldranger » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:22 pm

Friday afternoon received call from Mark that he was in the hospital in Reno and seriously ill. He had been there for some time but just received his cell phone. Anyhow i packed up quickly drove to Reno to check on him. His son was present and brother and sister were due to arrive shortly. Plan was to transfer him to University of California San Diego medical center for treatment of leukemia mid week. Sunday AM he was doing well enough that they cleared him to fly today (Monday the 17) I was sent to mamomoth to retrieve some clothes, art supplies and his backpack with all gear. I checked in with him when I got back from mammoth and he was doing ok. This AM I visited him one more time before returning to Bend. He had a rough night and was tired. I stayed until his son could return then hit the road to return to Bend.

Mark will be getting a laptop soon so I suggest best wishes go thru the forum/or pms or email but he will not likely be able to receive them or respond for a couple of days. He is quite tired so I would not recommend calls on his cell phone until/unless he posts that he wants calls. I would expect that some time in the future he would appreciate visits but not until he posts that he wants them. I will be communicating with his son Bryan for updates and will share them with you all.

I'm sure that like me this is devastating news to you all and lets all pray or wish or whatever your preference for his recovery and return to the mountains he loves.


Mike

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Re: Markskor in Hospital

Post by Jim F » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:11 pm

Mark,

Hope your condition is quickly stabilized and you make a strong recovery.

All you have done for HST is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Markskor in Hospital

Post by Harlen » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:46 pm

Hey Markskor,

Best wishes for your complete recovery. You've got to live up to Mikes' vision:
I can't believe I allow someone almost as old as me to accompany me in the backcountry. Still have visions of us ambling along the trail with a walker and some young ranger kicking us off the trail because of the wheels we need to keep on truckin.
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Re: Markskor in Hospital

Post by LMBSGV » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:31 pm

Markskor,

All the best wishes for your recovery. It's a long, hard road, but you've been down a few so you know you can make it. I want to come across you someday on a trail and share stories.

Old Ranger, thanks for letting us all know so we can send out healing thoughts.

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Re: Markskor in Hospital

Post by wildhiker » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:00 pm

Dear Markskor,

Best wishes for a complete recovery - by summer!

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Re: Markskor in Hospital

Post by Silky Smooth » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:00 am

"Insert profanity here"

Thanks for the heads up Oldranger, I really appreciate you being such a good friend to Mark!

Putting nothing but positive energy out there for Mark. We should make a group card or something.

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Re: Markskor in Hospital

Post by John Harper » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:05 pm

Let's hope for a quick recovery and many more trip reports!

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Re: Markskor in Hospital

Post by copeg » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:29 pm

"Insert profanity here"
2x

Hoping for a speed recovery and back into the mountains soon!

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Re: Markskor in Hospital

Post by balzaccom » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:00 pm

Speedy recovery, Markskor. Keep those brushes flying!
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Re: Markskor in Hospital

Post by c9h13no3 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:05 pm

**** cancer.
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