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Photos of my late brother, Marc Gregerson, who died in 2003 due to Hodgkin's Disease

 
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Marc And his Swift Truck
#5209 Marc And his Swift Truck
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Marc Dumping Cement from his Mixer
#5208 Marc Dumping Cement from his Mixer
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Marc in a Coma in the Hospital
#5207 Marc in a Coma in the Hospital
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Man Playing Pool in a Bar
#5206 Man Playing Pool in a Bar
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Marc's Last Visit to Minneapolis
#5205 Marc's Last Visit to Minneapolis
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Marc as a Toddler Exploring Kitchen Cabinets
#5204 Marc as a Toddler Exploring Kitchen Cabinets
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Man at his Sister's Grave
#5203 Man at his Sister's Grave
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Marc at Christmas, 2001
#5200 Marc at Christmas, 2001
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Marc Hugging his Mother Goodbye
#5199 Marc Hugging his Mother Goodbye
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Marc Sleeping on his Daughter's Lap
#5198 Marc Sleeping on his Daughter's Lap
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The Funeral of Marc Gregerson
#5197 The Funeral of Marc Gregerson
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Cancer Patient Waiting for Radiation Treatment
#5193 Cancer Patient Waiting for Radiation Treatment
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Portrait of Marc Gregerson
#3196 Portrait of Marc Gregerson
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Marc Listening to Discharge Instructions
#2755 Marc Listening to Discharge Instructions
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Family Leaving for Funeral
#2754 Family Leaving for Funeral
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Marc's Coat and Hat at his Funeral
#2753 Marc's Coat and Hat at his Funeral
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This category has pictures of my late brother, Marc Gregerson.

Marc was adopted as an infant by my parents, and was a year older than me. We grew up in the Twin Cities, but he moved to the Palm Springs area around 1988, where my Mom had also relocated.

Marc was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in August of 2000. He had stage IIIA Hodgkins, with a 80-90% chance of recovery. Several courses of chemotherapy failed to put the cancer into remission, and Marc had a stem cell transplant at UCLA Medical Center in January of 2002.

The lymphoma didn't stay in remission, and Marc returned to UCLA for a non-myloablative, allogenic bone marrow transplant (a "mini-allo"). He was discharged in December of 2002, but was re-admitted with graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) on New Year's Eve. GVHD is a side-effect of the bone marrow transplant, and was expected.

Marc was expected to recover from the GVHD in a couple weeks, but it progressed to severed (stage 4) GVHD, which has a very high mortality rate. He was transferred to the intensive care unit around January 8th, 2003, and remained there for 10 weeks. The cumulative damage caused by the GVHD made recovery impossibe.

Marc passed away March 20th, 2003. His ashes are interned in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Marc is survived by his wife, daughter, and two step-sons. He handled his illness with real toughness, and his life continues to have a positive effect on our family.

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