Baby Mark Jr. Needs an Organ Donor for a Small Intestine, Liver and Kidney Transplant

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submitted on December 27, 2004 12:38 PM EST
Name: Sandy Castor
Email Address: sandy0511@charter.net
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Comments: God Bless you sweet angel Mark. You are in my prayers sweetheart. Your wonderful sweet smile, and laughter will make the heavens even brighter. I hope you have seen your Grandpa Joe already. Your Mommy and Daddy are in my prayers also sweet child. God Bless you, Sandy Castor Carson City, Nevada 9705
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submitted on December 27, 2004 12:36 PM EST
Name: Kitty Engle
Email Address: lucky9@gondtc.com
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Comments: My heart goes out to you as well as my prayers. May GOD bless you in your time of sorrow and keep HIS hand upon you and your loving family. This should put into perspective life for those who really are blessed but unable to see it. It should motivate others to love one another and be our brothers keeper. My children and I have signed donor cards long ago. If I could I would shout it loud from the rooftops be a Donor!! It matters!! Again, Our hearts go out to you and yours. Kitty Engle
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submitted on December 27, 2004 12:31 PM EST
Name: Ellen Thomas
Email Address: ethomas33@cos.net
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Comments: My heart goes out to the family. They are all in my prayers. Please know that little Mark is happy now and is in God's arms. What better place to be. God will send Mark back in the form of an angel to watch over other babies.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 12:26 PM EST
Name: John in Indianapolis
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Comments: Today my son turns two, and reading the story of your loss and what has taken place over the past seven months in your family tears at my heart. I am so sorry this cute, wonderful little boy is no longer with you. May God bless and keep you all.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 12:19 PM EST
Name: Gayby, Marco and Hailey
Email Address: gmsepulveda@comcast.net
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Comments: Dear Marky, Little Angel in heaven, your life has taught us all to be strong and be thankful, for each precious life--like yours--is grand on earth. You have touched family and strangers alike, and we all pray for your parents to be strong. Love, Gayby, Marco & Hailey
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submitted on December 27, 2004 12:18 PM EST
Name: Gianluca
Email Address: GianRoss@gmail.com
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Comments: As many others, I can't possibly even begin to express my sorrow for your family, baby Mark. From the pictures alone I could see what an angel he is. Although he's gone physically, he still lives among your family. God bless you all and I'm deeply sorry.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 12:15 PM EST
Name: JAMES OLIVER
Email Address: drzthephotoman@yahoo.com
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Comments: IT IS SO SAD,BUT MAYBE IT WILL OPEN SOME EYES AS WELL. GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS..DRz
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submitted on December 27, 2004 12:13 PM EST
Name: Aaron Asbra
Email Address: aaronasbra@yahoo.com
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Comments: I never met you or your son, but I find myself weeping for you and your family. My infant son passed away in July, not long after his birth. I don't know what to say other than I hope you find peace during this hard time. I hope your son finds mine in heaven, as I know he is eager for a little friend. God bless you...
How did you hear about this site? Listed on Yahoo! News

submitted on December 27, 2004 12:10 PM EST
Name: Monique Garvin
Email Address: mgallman@att.com
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Comments: Hello Baby Mark Jr.'s family, I am deeply saddened by what I have just read about Mark Jr. My heart goes out to your entire family. I can not image going through an ordeal such as you have, especially during the holiday season. I will keep your family in my prayers from this day forth. Mark Jr. was an adorable little boy. May God be with you!
How did you hear about this site? Yahoo story

submitted on December 27, 2004 12:09 PM EST
Name: Danielle
Email Address: d_cappelletti321@yahoo.com
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Comments: Tiny Angels Tiny Angels rest your wings sit with me for awhile. How I long to hold your hand, And see your tender smile. Tiny Angel, look at me, I want this image clear.... That I will forget your precious face Is my biggest fear. Tiny Angel can you tell me, Why you have gone away? You weren't here for very long.... Why is it, you couldn't stay? Tiny Angel shook his head, "These things I do not know.... But I do know that you love me, And that I love you so". Author Unknown
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submitted on December 27, 2004 11:50 AM EST
Name: Michele Hopsecger
Email Address: soccerlady80@yahoo.com
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Comments: Mark Jr. has brought so much love into many people's lives. He is now able to rest in heaven. Thank you for allowing us to view this website and share in so many of your family's struggles and moments of joy. I am truly greatful for being able to know such a strong and couragious little boy. He gives us all strength knowing how much he endured. My thoughts are with you and my prayers go out to you. Michele
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submitted on December 27, 2004 11:50 AM EST
Name: Julie
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Comments: I am so sorry for your loss. I wish there were words to ease your pain. Perhaps because of the timing I am reminded of Uncle Ed and his marvelous smile. I can think of no better guide around Heaven than Uncle Ed. May this image bring you some comfort...
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submitted on December 27, 2004 11:48 AM EST
Name: Lisa B
Email Address: kacjmom@yahoo.com
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Comments: You have a percious little angel. My heart goes out to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 11:38 AM EST
Name: Brian
Email Address: pdmmedicalsupplies.com
Web site URL: pdmmedicalsupplies.com
Comments: My deepest sympathy for your family.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 11:32 AM EST
Name: Darlene Boggini
Email Address: Velvet5260@aol.com
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Comments: My littlest Angel, What a blessing you will be in Heaven. Just know God will be watching and careing for your parents. You must be in your most wonderful peaceful heavenly body. I bet your lights are shining so bright your parents can feel there warmth. I hope to see and meet you someday. If one of my grandchildren decide to go with Jesus before me, I hope you will be there to meet them and show them the way. God Bless You Marky, Your friend Darlene
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submitted on December 27, 2004 11:32 AM EST
Name: John Oliver
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Comments: My deepest sympathy for your family. Baby Mark Jr. has gone to a place void of suffering. God Bless you and your family.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 10:43 AM EST
Name: Pastor Carl Stigers
Email Address: CarstenStigers@sbcglobal.net
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Comments: May God be a source of strength in this time of need for you all. I will pray much that you all receive great peace from God and our Lord Jesus Christ. 1st Corinthians 15:51-58 is my desire for you all. In His Service, Carl
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submitted on December 27, 2004 10:41 AM EST
Name: Ellen
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Comments: I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the hurt you must feel. That must have been a hard choice for you to make about your son and taking him off the life sustaining meds. But know that God has probably already craddled your son in His arms just as his earthly daddy did the night he passed on. May God be with you and wrap His comforting arms of love around you and your family during this time.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 10:33 AM EST
Name: Sarah
Email Address: Sarahrose0413@yahoo.com
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Comments: I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful little boy.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 10:19 AM EST
Name: Scott Wooters
Email Address: scott@lavalve.com
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Comments: I first heard of your story a few weeks ago. It made me remember a time when my daughter, Beth was born. I was not ever in my entire life as scared as I was after that. Durring my wife's pregnancy, the thought of something going "wrong" was not a concern. But, after she got here, and seeing her, how beautiful she was, I was so scared that something would take her from me. I have been very lucky, with her having celebrated her 15th birthday in October.I can not even begin to know how you feel. No one can. I do know that Mark is in a safe place, where he can run and play. My Grandfather died 5 years ago. He suffered from arthritis in the last years of his life. This was a man would did wood working for a living, and he lost this to it. I only knew that after he passed, he was no longer in pain, and that his arms and legs and hands worked again. I knew that he was with the Son of another carpenter, who was a carpenter Himself, and that the two of them would have a lot in common. This made the pain a little easier to take. I am so verysorry for your loss, but I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, and that our lives are guided by Him. It my not make sense today as to how this could happen, but I am sure one day it will. Everything happens for a reason. You are in our prayers. Scott Wooters, Beth Wooters, Loretta Perry.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 10:16 AM EST
Name: Melody Clowney
Email Address: mmclowney@yahoo.com
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Comments: PEACE BE WITH YOU IN KNOWING THAT BECAUSE OF MARK OTHERS NOW KNOW ABOUT THE URGENCY OF ORGAN DONORS!
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submitted on December 27, 2004 10:10 AM EST
Name: Arlon Deforge
Email Address: arlondeforge@yahoo.com
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Comments: our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time of sorrow
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submitted on December 27, 2004 9:53 AM EST
Name: Joe Garza
Email Address: guardjet@prodigy.net
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Comments: Your little angel is with God he will be with the lord in his lap he will keep an eye on you for you have a litte guardian angel in Heaven. God Bess You Mark Jr you made me cry Il keep your name in my Holy Bible and pray for you and il pray for your family Walk in The Light with Jesus , God Bless. Joe
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submitted on December 27, 2004 9:50 AM EST
Name: Melissa
Email Address: melissagsu96@yahoo.com
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Comments: I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. I have a 13 month old and remember very keenly when he was 7 months old. It seems it was only yesterday. I am so happy you had the opportunity to know Mark Jr. for his short life and you will meet him in heaven one fine day. Prayers will be said for your family. God bless you all. Melissa
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submitted on December 27, 2004 9:32 AM EST
Name: Maggie Biondo
Email Address: duncanmacleod4me@yahoo.com
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Comments: My heart is breaking for your family. Marky was a beautiful child and heaven is now a brighter place. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 9:20 AM EST
Name: Heather
Email Address: shootinstarzzz@sbcglobal.net
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Comments: God Bless you.My heart crys out for your tiny son.Im so sorry for your loss.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 8:51 AM EST
Name: Jean-Marie Dratwa
Email Address: jdratwa@laborlawyers.com
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Comments: Please accept my heartfelt condolences. If there is anything I can do to ease your pain, please let me know.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 8:38 AM EST
Name: TRAVIS WHITE
Email Address: TNK8866@EARTHLINK.NET
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Comments: May a constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit provide comfort and promise. "A friend from St. Andrews in Boulder City"
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submitted on December 27, 2004 8:20 AM EST
Name: Julia
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Comments: No words can fully express how sorry I am for your loss. Please take comfort in knowing Mark Jr. is with God and he will be watching over you, as your Guardian Angel to help you to get through your pain. May God bless your family and loved ones through this difficult time. Much Love and Prayers are with you now and always.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 7:12 AM EST
Name: Joel
Email Address: joelbrewster@hotmail.com
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Comments: God bless you.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 6:34 AM EST
Name: Bethany Tedder
Email Address: tedderville@earthlink.net
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Comments: I was devestated to hear about the loss of your baby. I lost a 4 year old in 1982 and I really understand some of what you are going through. May God be with you in your hour of need.
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submitted on December 27, 2004 2:30 AM EST
Name: Cathy Gross
Email Address: cathkids24@aol.com
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Comments: My loving thoughts are sent to all of you at this difficult time.What a precious little boy Mark jr. became. He was such a inspiration to us all. I am so sorry for the pain you must feel. Please know you are in my thoughts constantly, and I am praying for you always. I send a great big hug and tons of LOVE to you.Thank-you for sharing Mark jr. with so many of us. He has opened so many eyes towards organ donation. Especially me!! We love you all, Cathy, Mike, Courtney & Cole Gross
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submitted on December 27, 2004 1:50 AM EST
Name: David and Kate Whitlock
Email Address: whitlox@bellsouth.net
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Comments: Our deepest sympathies for you both. After trying many years to have children, we deeply appreciate the sacrifice every loved one brings. We went through many false starts, and although we were ultimately successful, we are entirely sympathetic with what a struggle you both have endured. Please let us know if we can help you in any way. Dave and Kate Whitlock
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submitted on December 27, 2004 1:39 AM EST
Name: Julia and Aubrey Merrick (Henderson, NV)
Email Address: eccentricjules@yahoo.com
Web site URL: www.onherway.com
Comments: I am so sorry to hear you did not get your transplants. Bless your little soul. As the mother of a small child I can't imagine what your family is going through. God Bless You.
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submitted on December 26, 2004 10:48 PM EST
Name: Mary Wrenn
Email Address: maryjwrenn@yahoo.com
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Comments: My prayers and those of my family are extended to you in this time of difficulty. I've always been a supporter of organ donations and will continue to be a proponent. Baby Mark will be remembered each time I speak to someone about organ donation. From what my cousin, Marie, has told me, Baby Mark has reached people all around the states and even the world. What your son has accomplished in one short but beuatiful life is life-giving to others who choose to become an organ donor because of his story. Thank you for your selflessness and God Bless all of you as you celebrate Baby Mark's life.
How did you hear about this site? My cousin, Marie Runnalls

submitted on December 26, 2004 9:26 PM EST
Name: Marti and Robert Barclay
Email Address: thefam3@cox.net
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Comments: Our hearts break for you. God Bless.
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submitted on December 26, 2004 9:19 PM EST
Name: Solveig and Don Harden
Email Address: soye@mindspring.com
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Comments: Solveig and I were deeply touched by Mark's short life and your pain of losing him. Little Mark's story has helped us, and I am sure many others, focus on the true meaning of Christmas during this holiday season. Thanks for sharing the story with us and making us aware of and the Second Chance Foundation and the need for infant organ transplants . You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
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submitted on December 26, 2004 8:56 PM EST
Name: Jill Bodensteiner
Email Address: lasiocarpa@yahoo.com
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Comments: I am so sad to know that the struggle for life on earth has ended and relieved that life has just begun in heaven. It is often bewildering when a baby or some young person dies that no one can understand why, but like my mom said there is a plan and I am very hopeful that you will be blessed in some other way. Much love to you.
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submitted on December 26, 2004 8:51 PM EST
Name: Terri Parker
Email Address: tparker@laborlawyers.com
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Comments: Just wanted you to know that when I read the email about your loss, I said a few prayers for your family and for baby Mark. And today at mass (I belong to St. Thomas More parish in Irvine-wht a coincidence), I thought of you again. We will continue to pray that you receive comfort and strength at this difficult time.
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submitted on December 26, 2004 7:30 PM EST
Name: Bob Coursey
Email Address: rcoursey@laborlawyers.com
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Comments: I don't know what else to say but God Bless You, Baby Mark, and God Bless your loving family. May you all have comfort and peace until you are reunited in Heaven.
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submitted on December 26, 2004 7:27 PM EST
Name: Lucy
Email Address: ednlucy@comcast.net
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Comments: I have corresponded with you throughout this time, Sara and feel as though I have met and loved little Marky too. I am truly so sad that he didn't grow to adulthood but God must have something extra wonderful in mind for him and the two of you as well. I will miss checking out this journal every day. It has kept us all in touch as a family and what a wonderful legacy that is to Marky. Even my own children, your cousins, have talked and cried on the phone for you all. Ed and I send our love and we will definitely spread the word about organ donations. I signed up as a donor many years ago and have the card on my driver's license. You and Mark are the best! Love and hugs and kisses!
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submitted on December 26, 2004 6:54 PM EST
Name: Danna Hagenburger
Email Address: danna-jaden@EARTHLINK.NET
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Comments: YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL ANGEL AND PLEASE TAKE WONDERFUL CARE OF YOUR MOMMY AND DADDY AND SISTER. THEY ADORE YOU.
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submitted on December 26, 2004 6:47 PM EST
Name: Nolan's Mom
Email Address: ajmiller@fnds.net
Web site URL: www.nolanmiller.net
Comments: I wish you the best. We have had our own journey and I can relate to each of your statements. Fortunately, Nolan is doing awesome and our NICU stay was only 91 days - due to NEC - he now has Short Bowel Syndrome. May peace be with you...
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submitted on December 26, 2004 5:27 PM EST
Name: Ellen Moore
Email Address: rememm@verizon.net
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Comments: Hello, I am Emily's Mom and she shared your webpage with me. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart just broke for you. Our grandson's name is Marc. I can't even imagine losing him. We also had a chronically ill child for several years. She suffered a great deal and nearly died. So, in some respects I can empathize with you, except in that she is still here Oh, how your arms must ache. Please know that I will be praying for you...for God to comfort you and walk with you through this grieving process. Your little Marky has gone straight into God's loving arms and he is whole and healthy. He's having a great time. But you are left behind and that's the hardest part. I will pray. I will pray. Love from a mother's heart, Ellen Moore; Emily Jackson's mama
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submitted on December 26, 2004 4:53 PM EST
Name: The Isaacson Family
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Comments: Dear Sara & Mark, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. Every day we looked up Baby Mark Jr's web site to keep informed. You have touched us deeply. Your information on organ donations is extremely helpful. We wish we could be a part of the celebration for Baby Mark Jr. on Tuesday. We will all be thinking of you and praying for your strength. With Love, Steve,Debbie Kyle and Connor (Good neighboors from Hatcher Court)
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submitted on December 26, 2004 10:48 AM EST
Name: Bob Mirisch
Email Address: rmirisch@secondchancefdn.org
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Comments: Dear SAra and Mark: I just saw the article about MArky in the R-J. I am so sorry. My prayers are with you both and for the baby. Please know that if there is anything I can do don't hesitatie to let me know. MArky was very brave and even though his life was difficult, I know how much love he brought to you. May his memory always be for a blessing. Bob
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submitted on December 26, 2004 9:53 AM EST
Name: Linda
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Comments: May God's love bring your family comfort at this very sad time. My wish for you now is that your website and your efforts at publicizing organ donation do not go unheeded. As hard as this decision is for many to face during a time of tragedy, there is a greater good that can come from the choice. God Bless You and Baby Mark.
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submitted on December 26, 2004 2:44 AM EST
Name: A Friend
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Comments: My heart aches for your family. I am truly sorry for your loss. As a mother I can't imagine the enormous grief you must feel. Please know you are not alone as GOD has his arms around you at this difficult time. Your baby's life and story is a blessing on the important and dire need for organ donors. Thank you for your message and sacrafice. You will always be in my prayers. Your baby was lucky to have such a wonderful family. Although his life was cut too short, his legacy of being a fighter will live on. Another bright star in heaven is in the sky tonight. Just look up as Baby Mark will always be there.
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submitted on December 25, 2004 9:29 PM EST
Name: Johnnie & Cherie Worthen
Email Address: CWorthen0929@aol.com
Web site URL: www.helpjohnnieworthen.com
Comments: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God comfort and strengthen you and your family.
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submitted on December 25, 2004 9:19 PM EST
Name: Kathie Gonzales
Email Address: irishize1350@aol.com
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Comments: Mark, Sara and family, I'm so deeply saddened by the news of your loss. My sisters and I were putting the finishing touches on a quilt that we made for Marky. When I heard of his departure to heaven, we decided that we would raffle it off and give the proceeds to the charity of your choice. So as soon as all is done, we will notify you of the donation made in Marky's name to the second chance foundation. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. You fought a good fight, Marky most of all, and know that he is most definitly in God's hands and will be with you forever in your hearts. God bless you all. Much Love, Kathie
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submitted on December 25, 2004 1:55 PM EST
Name: Lisa
Email Address: SerowCL@comcast.net
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Comments: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today as you travel this difficult journey. Sleep peacefully, Marky and send lots of love down for your family.
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submitted on December 25, 2004 12:38 PM EST
Name: Jacqi & Amanda Stephens
Email Address: jacqikstepest@yahoo.com
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Comments: I am so sorry for your loss, my God help you through your griefing journey and give you peace in your heart. We understand the organ transplant process as you know. Because, of Amanda's transplants. Every organ is important. May God's peace be with your as you find the strength to continue on your journey of life with out that special person your son in your life. Many thoughts and prayers. Jacqi & Amanda Stepehns
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submitted on December 25, 2004 11:01 AM EST
Name: Holly Lehmann
Email Address: thelehmanns@juno.com
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Comments: May God Bless you all. My little Allison flew to heaven on Nov. 21, 2004 (Born 04-02-04). Her and Mark Jr. are the same age in heaven. I will ask her to welcome him. I looked through your website, what a beautiful little boy you have. Peace to you.
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submitted on December 25, 2004 2:02 AM EST
Name: LAURA MIRANDA
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Comments: I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT OUR ENTIRE FAMILY HAS BEEN PRAYING FOR YOURS. YOU HAVE SHOWN SO MUCH STRENGTH, AND HAVE BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO US. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE NEVER MET, OUR FAMILY IS FEELING YOUR LOSS, AND PAIN. THE ONLY COMFORT IN A TIME LIKE THIS IS THE THOUGHT THAT OUR FATHER HAS CALLED HIM HOME TO REST. YOU WILL REUNITE WITH BEAUTIFUL BABY MARKY AND HE WILL BE WITH YOU IN YOUR HEART ALWAYS. YOU HAVE MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN SO MANY LIVES, AND YOUR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE ORGAN AWARENESS IS SO APPRECIATED. IF I WASN'T AN ORGAN DONOR ALREADY, I WOULD HAVE SIGNED UP THE MINUITE I LAID EYES ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL BABY. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU IN THIS TIME OF SADNESS. I HOPE IN SOME SMALL WAY, KNOWING HOW MANY PEOPLE FEEL YOUR PAIN, AND SHARE YOUR LOSS CAN EASE ONE LITTLE BIT OF YOUR PAIN. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU....TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF SARA. LOVE, LAURA MIRANDA
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submitted on December 25, 2004 1:59 AM EST
Name: Kelly Roy
Email Address: email@ashtonsworld.com
Web site URL: http://www.ashtonsworld.com
Comments: I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I am a part of the gifts support group and have been following your sons life story. I wish you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Just know that he is Gods arms, and is finally at peace. God bless you and your family
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submitted on December 25, 2004 12:29 AM EST
Name: Anna
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Comments: Sara, Markand family, I am incredibly sorry for your loss. When I heard about baby mark passing on, I was at loss for words. I never met baby Mark, but he was an inspiration to me and many others. He was so strong, and so loveable. I know that he is happy now, and I know that he will be missed by many. He impacted so many people, and probably saved many lives from getting the word out. I know that you guys have been strong, and I don't know how you did it. You amaze me every day with your strength and courage. Lisa and my Dad will be seeing you tomorrow, and i wanted to send my love. Love, Anna
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submitted on December 24, 2004 11:29 PM EST
Name: Carol & Jeff Zucker
Email Address: czucker999@aol.com
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Comments: Sara and Mark, we are so sad at your loss, but know that Marky is in a better place now where he will always be your beautiful, smiling little boy. His fight for life has been an inspiration and a reminder to all of how precious life is. Love, Carol & Jeff.
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submitted on December 24, 2004 9:55 PM EST
Name: Kim RObinstein
Email Address: kimrobinstein1@aol.com
Web site URL: terranstranstplant.com
Comments: My heart is so full for you and your family may god be at your side in this time when you need him and his angels let them fly to your side and help wipe your tears. till you see your son again. Know he fought the good fight and i know how much your arms ache for him and do mine for my dear angel michael know with time and love it gets easier. While we cant be there in person know you are in our thoughts and prayers tonight for comfort during these dark hours. Much love to you and your family Kim and terran (small bowel, stomach, pancrease transplant due to hirchprungs diesease)
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submitted on December 24, 2004 9:12 PM EST
Name: The Felekey Family
Email Address: samfelekey@comcast.net
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Comments: Dear Sara, Mark and Family, We are so sorry for your great loss. Your little baby tried so hard to thrive with every ounce in his little body. Oh, he was sweet. I will never forget his face. Your love and devotion to Baby Mark, your determination to help him and others in your situation is an inspiration to all. You are a model of family - brimming with love, unflinching in the fight for your family, and connected to the greater community in ways that will be long lasting. At this time of year it just makes me think that little Baby Mark left one holy family on earth and flies into the endless embrace of The Holy Family in Heaven. With deepest sympathy, Sam, Bob, Ted and Tom
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submitted on December 24, 2004 9:12 PM EST
Name: John and Arlene Broad
Email Address: john.broad@att.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Those who love are but one step from heaven. Mark is already there~~
How did you hear about this site? Our cyber prayer chain from Faith Community Lutheran Church

submitted on December 24, 2004 6:50 PM EST
Name: Stan
Email Address: aletek1@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I have been following your web site several times a week for the past 4 months. I was heartbroken to read Thursday's entry. I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to your mother, father, and the rest of your family. I can relate to having a family member on the Transplant list since my father was on the list. God bless you and your family. I hope that many people will see the value of organ donation and that they will agree to donate their organs should tragedy strike. I don't know how many people you educated and how many people you encouraged to become organ donors. You are a hero in my eyes because somewhere down the road, you situation will help save other lifes.
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submitted on December 24, 2004 5:40 PM EST
Name: Othello Smith
Email Address: Othello@othellosmith.org
Web site URL: http://www.othellosmith.org
Comments: Hi Mark Jr. - it is me Baby Othello.. We are ready for you in heaven. Caleb, Stormy, Quinn, And all all other transplant friends and donors are here with toys and pretty neat wings for you.
How did you hear about this site? from my site.

submitted on December 24, 2004 5:24 PM EST
Name: Emily Jackson
Email Address: Emilyfjackson@msn.com
Web site URL:
Comments: You are in my thoughts. You the strongest bravest parents to cross my path. Look forward to seeing you in Hawaii. Hang in there. Emily
How did you hear about this site? Sara

submitted on December 24, 2004 2:41 PM EST
Name: Cynthia E. Webster
Email Address: cwebster@thelenreid.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I simply never knew that someone I never met could touch me so deeply. I have followed Mark's story from a few days after this website was created. I feel very strongly that Mark is in a better place, and I am happy that he no longer has to fight. I personally don't think I could be as strong as Mark's parents; you are an inspiration and Mark was so lucky to have both of you. This is a story I will never forget. When I get worked up about the "small things" in life, I will remember Mark's strength. I know there is really nothing I can do or say to ease the pain, but my hope is that the kind thoughts of strangers put some warmth back into your broken hearts.
How did you hear about this site? Auntie Lisa

submitted on December 24, 2004 1:05 PM EST
Name: Scott Bodensteiner
Email Address: scott.bodensteiner@westonsolutions.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Sara and Mark, We feel so tremendously heartbroken for you. We've been keeping up on Mark's crusade through regular e-mail updates from my Mom, and have had him and you deep in our hearts and prayers. We'll continue to pray that your loss of such a beautiful little soul will have far reaching positive impacts on many other families. Heaven is certainly a richer place today. Love and prayers, Scott and Kelli
How did you hear about this site? Mom/Lisa

submitted on December 24, 2004 12:42 PM EST
Name: Elaine Sartori(Marie Runnalls sister)
Email Address: vegasskier1@cox.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Our sincere sympathy on Marky's death. I lost a 3 day old baby 24 years ago; if no one ages in heaven, then Marky will have a playmate there. God bless all of you and the work you have done to spread the word on organ donations. I understand how terrible you feel right now, but we wish you peace and happy memories of your son.
How did you hear about this site? Marie

submitted on December 24, 2004 10:43 AM EST
Name: Amanda Pocklington
Email Address: starrytexas414@aol.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Oh how sorry and sad I am. I have been praying and praying for this sweet little boy to make it. I am comforted by knowing that at least now little Marky can be at peace in happiness in a place where there is no more tears, sorrow or pain. I will continue to pray for your family so that God will send some of his peace to ease your grief. Thank you for sharing this precious little life with us, it has really opened my eyes about being an organ donor and so many other things, like how their are people suffering out there in the world and we should try to have more love for our fellow travelers in this world because you never know what they are going through or have been through and each and every day is a gift. Please please may your hearts be at peace and rest now that your dear sweet little boy is not suffering any more. I know you want him with you so bad, but you will get to hold him in your arms again in heaven. Please accept these condolences and prayers from this stranger whose life has been touched by yours.
How did you hear about this site? I have been following it from the Todd needs a Liver website

submitted on December 24, 2004 10:22 AM EST
Name: Shannon Mc Inerney
Email Address: othernerney1@aol.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Sara I have thought often of you, and have kept Marky in my prayers. He has touched the life of so many.
How did you hear about this site? MOMS

submitted on December 24, 2004 2:27 AM EST
Name: Kilfoyle Family
Email Address: Loz@kilfoyle.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Sarah, Mark,Mary and Joan. You are in our thoughts. Mark Jnr. is now in a very happy, quiet and safe home. Many angels to watch over him. Love Greg, Lorraine, Jaron and Mikaela Kilfoyle. (Good friends of Lisa, Bill, Lauren, Kate, and Matt)
How did you hear about this site? Lisa and Bill Myers - good friends

submitted on December 24, 2004 2:21 AM EST
Name: Alex
Email Address: alexpsych@hotmail.com
Web site URL: www.selflessact.net
Comments: I am deeply sorry for your loss.
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submitted on December 24, 2004 1:37 AM EST
Name: Helen Kamer
Email Address: HASWEKK@aol.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I know Gregg sent a message a short while ago, but I just had to add my comments. I am so happy that you are now free and an angel, you put up a such a strong fight. Heaven is a better place with you there. We will do whatever we can to help Mommy and Daddy at this sad time for them.
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submitted on December 24, 2004 1:06 AM EST
Name: Gregg and Helen Kamer
Email Address: kamzuc@aol.com
Web site URL:
Comments: 12/24/25 Our thoughts and prayers are with your family tonight as we know you are in a better place. May God Bless you for your strength and courage.
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submitted on December 24, 2004 12:39 AM EST
Name: Linda Farley
Email Address: lindafarley@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: You were in my thoughts yesterday, the 22nd. Mom and I were having coffee at Starbucks and I told her about Mark Junior's need for organ transplantation.I cannot recall what made me think about him just then. I wondered aloud how he was doing. Tonight Amy and I were discussing her college essay about the Honor Code at Haverford, where she is applying. I talked about how I thought that the Honor Code would help a person grow in ways that could help in a future professional life and personal life. We were talking about how a habit of reflection and examining choices could lead to a life guided by honor, especially in times when we are challenged. Mark Jr. was still on my mind and I mentioned that situation to Amy -- the dilemma of transplants. Maybe 10 minutes later Amy came to me to tell me that she had checked your web site, and we learned that Mark is an angel in heaven now. We all, John, Amy, Sarah, and I, feel your loss profoundly. You are all in our prayers. I will talk about organ donations to my friends and family. We are all organ donors in our family, and although I hope that we will not have to face such a crisis in our young lives, I would feel some slight comfort in knowing that we might help someone else. I am glad that Mark can be a tissue donor. I will remember his life, even though I never met him. Your web site has helped raise awareness of organ donation and will help others I'm sure. I cannot think how to console anyone in your situation. I can only say that I am with you in spirit and in heart. May God bless and keep you. Linda Farley
How did you hear about this site? We saw hte newspaper article about Mark Jr. some months ago.

submitted on December 24, 2004 12:24 AM EST
Name: Carol Mortimore
Email Address:
Web site URL:
Comments: Dear Sara, Mark and family, my heart hurts for all of you. Marky will be a beautiful angel up in heaven, he was so precious. There are not enough words to express my feelings of loss for your family. Thank you for sharing your family with us. God will help you through these times also, as he has helped give you strength these past trying months. God bless your family. Love, Carol
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submitted on December 24, 2004 12:06 AM EST
Name: O'Keefe family
Email Address:
Web site URL:
Comments: We wish there were words to take away the pain for you. Little Marky will forever live in all of our hearts as the most precious angel. He fought so hard and with such courage because of the your love for him. He has touched so many lives. We love you all and hope that you will continue to find comfort and strength to get through this. Rob, Debi, Kylie and Connor
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submitted on December 23, 2004 11:59 PM EST
Name: Lauren Rossi
Email Address: laurennr@msn.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I have been following Baby Mark for some months now. You probably don't realize how many lives he has touched. I have a deep faith in God but it is far beyond me why He allows such things to happen...For what it's worth, my thoughts and prayers have been with you, and are still now. I would love to help you in any way that I possibly can in educating people on organ donation, especially child donation.
How did you hear about this site? My friend's sister-in-law

submitted on December 23, 2004 11:59 PM EST
Name: Debby Levy
Email Address: debbylevy@comcast.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Dear Sara and Mark, and family~ Please accept my condolences. I have been following Marky's story and have been so inspired by your determination and devotion. Wishing you peace.
How did you hear about this site? Stefanie

submitted on December 23, 2004 10:13 PM EST
Name: Amber Allmann
Email Address: allmannjoy@hotmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: My prayers are with you during this hard time. I cant imagine what its like to lose a loved one during this time of year. Just remember that God is by your side. And think, baby mark gets to celebrate Jesus' birthday with him in heaven. I wish your family a Merry Christmas. ~a praying stranger
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submitted on December 23, 2004 8:02 PM EST
Name: Bob Cornelius
Email Address: bob.cornelius@juno.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Dear Mark & Sarah, My heart crys out to you with sympathy for your loss of "little Mark" May God be by your side and give you strength. He looked to be such a sweet boy. You have my prayers. Bob
How did you hear about this site? Marie Runnalls of course.

submitted on December 23, 2004 7:13 PM EST
Name: The Frankovsky's
Email Address: jfrank52001@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: We are Martha's mom and dad and her brother Peter and Suzanne and Sam and Quinn here in Colorado. We will say a special prayer for all of you at our Christmas Mass. God love you.
How did you hear about this site? Martha Sherman

submitted on December 23, 2004 6:14 PM EST
Name: Eileen Tovar
Email Address: juantovar@cox.net
Web site URL:
Comments: I am at a loss for words, but want you to know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers.
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submitted on December 23, 2004 6:05 PM EST
Name: matt muller
Email Address:
Web site URL:
Comments: i love mark very much
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submitted on December 23, 2004 5:50 PM EST
Name: Beth, Doc and Brian Bodensteiner
Email Address:
Web site URL: Arlington, VA
Comments: Sara and Mark, we are so very sorry. Right now, we have more tears than words, but we want you to know that we are deeply moved by Marky's brave struggle and your strength, support, faith and love. Marky's heart was big and strong, and we saw it shine through in his eyes. His eyes spoke volumes -- sometimes dancing with laughter, sometimes radiant with happiness, sometimes curious, sometimes quiet and content. His eyes welcomed us into your home in August, like he was trying to comfort us. His eyes were filled with love and serenity, a reflection of his family. His eyes spoke to you, Sara and Mark, and you gave him a voice, and we are all so much better for it -- family, friends, the caring people who have left messages here, and others he touched. He will stay in our hearts always, and we will celebrate his beautiful life and take comfort as he continues to touch many lives. All of our love, Beth, Doc and Brian
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submitted on December 23, 2004 5:48 PM EST
Name: LINKS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN - Jennifer Herbs
Email Address: nvision@nycap.rr.com
Web site URL: LinksForLifeCampaign.com
Comments: Dear Sara and Mark, I am so, so sorry to hear about Baby Mark Jr.'s passing. Words cannot express how I feel. Irma and I (Links For Life) have always felt a special place in our hearts for your son... and he will continue to be a driving force for our campaign to try and promote more donors and awareness. Marky's beaming smile in the photo dated December 7th will forever be how I remember him. Beautiful, sweet and happy. He is certain to be an even more beautiful angel - where there is no more pain and where he can be free to fly. I know in my heart he is shining down his loving light on you both. Don't be surprised when your Prayer Beeper displays 518-587-7261. That is me sending you strength, love and courage. It is also me thinking loving thoughts about your most precious son. "The most lovely things come in small packages..." Sincerely, Jennifer Herbs Links For Life Campaign nVision Graphics
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submitted on December 23, 2004 5:16 PM EST
Name: SUE G
Email Address:
Web site URL:
Comments: OH HOW MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU. I KNEW MARKY WAS A SPECIAL BOY FROM THE GET GO. HE WAS UP AGAINST SUCH HIGH ODDS, BUT HE WAS A GREAT FIGHTER. I LIKED BOTH OF YOU FROM THE START. WHAT AN EXTREMELY BLESSED BOY MARKY WAS TO HAVE SUCH LOVING WONDERFUL PARENTS. MAY GOD SUSTAIN YOU AS HE HAS ALL THROUGH MARKY'S LIFE. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU SARA, MARK, AND MARKY. LOVE, SUE G
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submitted on December 23, 2004 5:06 PM EST
Name: Nicki Rickaby
Email Address: nrickaby@wctc.net
Web site URL:
Comments: My deepest sympathies go out to your entire family. What a little fighter Marky was. He will be a wonderful little angel in heaven. Just remember that he will always be with you in spirit looking down on you from heaven.
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submitted on December 23, 2004 4:10 PM EST
Name: Jodie Fischer
Email Address: jbrf1234@msn.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jodie and Ron Fischer
How did you hear about this site? Lisa

submitted on December 23, 2004 4:08 PM EST
Name: Jazz and Vicki Barham
Email Address: vbarham@wrf.com
Web site URL:
Comments: "Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal." Our condolences and prayers go out to you Sara, Mark and the family. Jazz and Vicki Barham
How did you hear about this site? Doc Bodensteiner

submitted on December 23, 2004 4:07 PM EST
Name: The Morris Family
Email Address: need2knead@netzero.net
Web site URL:
Comments: To everything there is a Season. Life and Death are gifts from God. Your mom and dad, and Big sister were the lucky ones. They knew you, loved you, and had to let you go. Because of a Great Love, for their little special angel, God has chosen you Baby Mark to be in the presents of all the Angels on this Christmas. We will continue to pray for the team of doctors who continued working on you and with you. We will also pray for the continued love and support that all family and friends have to offer. The everlasting touch you gave will never be forgotten. Thank you for your short life, and we will see you when it is our turn to enter heavens door. To Sara and Mark- Thank you for sharing your bundle with us, and for keeping the faith strong. One day you will be all be together and happy again. May the miracle of Christmas Joy fill your hearts and minds. The Morris Family, Linda, Mark, Kevin and Heather
How did you hear about this site? St. Thomas More Moms Group

submitted on December 23, 2004 3:46 PM EST
Name: Michelle Groh
Email Address: jmgroh2004@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Thank you so much for sharing baby Marky and his story, you have truly touched so many hearts and opened so many eyes to the importance of organ donation. Your family is in my prays during this most difficult time.
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submitted on December 23, 2004 3:26 PM EST
Name: Becky Overmyer
Email Address: ovebb@sbcglobal.net
Web site URL:
Comments: We just wanted to let you know you are in our prayers and we are so sorry... Baby Mark is truly and angel and will forever be at your side.
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submitted on December 23, 2004 3:21 PM EST
Name: kaymckernan
Email Address: kaymckernan@sbcglobalnet.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Words are so little comfort,but know that we ache for all of you at this dreadful time and certainly you know that God will give you strength.Be consoled knowing that you did everything in your power for Markey. You have been so brave through all of this horrendous ordeal and I'm sure you've inspired many others. Our love and prayers and God bless. Kay and Jim
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submitted on December 23, 2004 2:26 PM EST
Name: Julie & Joseph Santiago and family
Email Address: jsant33533@aol.com
Web site URL:
Comments: The world has lost a very special little boy today, yet Heaven welcomes in a beautiful new spirit. And Baby Mark's spirit will live on through us forever. We are deeply saddened by your loss and will pray that God gives you the strength to continue on. God bless you all.
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submitted on December 23, 2004 1:47 PM EST
Name: Kathy Hogan
Email Address: Kathyhogan124@msn.com
Web site URL:
Comments: You are all so constantly in our prayers. How lucky you are now to have such a very special angel with you who will forever be able to hold you in his arms and now be able to eternally take care of you as you did for him. I pray that you may feel this comfort and love as he embraces you with blessings. Your whole family is in our prayers. Kathy
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submitted on December 23, 2004 1:46 PM EST
Name: The Shern Family
Email Address: shernski@charter.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Peace be with all of you...today and always.
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submitted on December 23, 2004 1:45 PM EST
Name: The Hennessy Family
Email Address: kwamsley@cisco.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I'm so, so sorry for your loss. We are friend's of Bill and Lisa and want to extend our condolences. Baby Mark, your Aunti Lisa and Uncle Bill championed your cause with passion and love. My heart goes out to all that touched Baby Mark's life and please know that he will always be a source of inspiration for us.
How did you hear about this site? Lisa

submitted on December 23, 2004 1:41 PM EST
Name: Marie A. Runnalls
Email Address: marie_para@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Marky, now that you are in heaven with the Holy Trinity and Grandpa Joe, there's another angel up there who I am sure will make you welcome. My brother, Jim, who could make anyone laugh and loved children, I am sure will be there to welcome you. Mark, Sara, and family, I know personally how hard a December loss of a loved one is but I know your faith, family and friends will help you through it. As I was told recently, "Some babies are too good for this earth." I know you treasured Marky and always will in your hearts but he has earned his reward in heaven and he will greet you all someday. I wish you peace and send my prayers and love.
How did you hear about this site? Work with your daddy

submitted on December 23, 2004 1:23 PM EST
Name: Anne Pasquarosa
Email Address: jstus4@cox.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this very difficult time. What a strong little man Mark was. He will always be remembered. The Pasquarosa Family
How did you hear about this site? MOM'S

submitted on December 23, 2004 12:57 PM EST
Name: Rose Antonopoulos
Email Address: rantonopoulos@calpine.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Dearest Family of Baby Mark Jr.: I am so grateful for the love, strength and courage that you shared with all of us during Baby Mark Jr.'s life. His fight and your messages have been heard and will continue to inspire us to action. Although I am deeply saddened by his passing and am so sorry for the loss of your brave little baby boy, I am happy that Baby Mark Jr. is no longer in pain and is in peace. Please know that your family is in my family's prayers. God bless you, Rosemary Antonopoulos
How did you hear about this site? Aunt Lisa

submitted on December 23, 2004 12:47 PM EST
Name: A Sad Friend in Northern California
Email Address:
Web site URL:
Comments: God bless baby Marky, a strong and sweet boy whose spirit will never die.
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