Mark Ballard

Kidney Transplant

Mark Ballard's Bio

Mark Allen Ballard grew up in Damascus, Maryland.  He graduated from Damascus High School in 1973 and  has been married to his wife, Terrie, for 34 years.  Mark has three fantastic children, Mark Robert, Morgan and Mikinsie and three beautiful grandsons, Marshall, Colt & Mason.

In 2005, Mark was diagnosed with colon cancer.  He had surgery at FMH Hospital and was in the hospital eight days from a nicked intestine. Sepsis set in and he was transferred to John’s Hopkins Hospital. This was an extensive hospital stay and lead to long term disability.

Over the years of 2012 through 2016, Mark was re-hospitalized with multiple strokes, meningitis, small bowel obstruction, and Al Amyloidosis following a kidney biopsy.  He has continued to endure kidney dialysis.

In 2014, Mark went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for a stem cell transplant with chemo which lead to an extensive hospital stay.   He would need to be in remission for one year before the eligibility of a kidney transplant.  In 2016, Mark returned the Rochester Mayo Clinic for a second stem cell transplant and chemotherapy.  We are still hoping for remission as Mark continues to endure dialysis three times per week and has been on long term disability.

Please help Mark and his family.  Your prayers and donations are greatly appreciated.

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Hello I’m Debbie Williams and I’m trying to give you a small description of what it’s been to serve the Lord through the PATTY POLLATOS FUND the last 27 years. There’s no way that I could put everyone that was involved in this 18 minute clip but I wanted you to see what a miraculous job our Lord has done to serve people not only in this community but where ever it was needed in our world.  Key donors that believed in our mission from the start such as Wayne Fox & Stacy Collins PNC Bank , Tom Netelli, Dan & Mary Sipe , Airport View Signs, Keeney Basford Funeral Home , Criswell, Sam Hall, Marks Equipment just to name a few – all knew that – One Person Can Make a Difference but together we changed the world.

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