MARK HARMON FUNDRAISER
The fundraiser was a great success and with ticket sales, silent auction, and PayPal donations we were able to raise over $12,000 for Mark.
Thank you to everyone that supported Mark at this trying time.
I would like to give special thanks to everyone that helped put the fundraiser together and donated their time and items for the silent auction. Without your help we would not have been able to achieve what we did. If you did not get a chance to attend the fundraiser but would still like to help, you can. Just click on the DONATE button.
Mark Harmon is recovering from viral encephalitis (a virus causing brain swelling) and a resulting hemorrhagic stroke, from which he was given just a 5% chance of survival. The Canyons resort volunteer ski patrol has hosted a benefit for Mark and his wife Lori to financially assist with their extreme medical bills.
Mark has been a dedicated volunteer ski patroller for over a decade, a National Ski Patrol Outdoor Emergency Care Instructor, and also a volunteer ambulance paramedic serving Green River and Rock Springs, Wyoming, near his home. Aside from his volunteer work, Mark works full time and stayed active in cycling and canyoneering prior to his medical trauma.
On Apr. 13th, Mark (age 52) underwent emergency an craniotomy (removal of a portion of his skull) to relieve pressure from his swelling brain and with correct diagnosis of the encephalitis and appropriate medications, he made progress and began rehabilitation to try to recover arm and leg movement on the left side of his body. He has continued to make progress and can carefully walk and has made great strides in regaining some function in his left arm. Mark has spent over 70 days in the hospital, with his last visit for a prosthetic skull replacement surgery.