Mark has decided that the projected results are not favorable enough to undergo chemotherapy. Quality of life is important - especially if you want to use your time with family and finishing up important projects. Chemo which is hoped to increase your life by 3-6 months, but which will make you exhausted and nauseated, does not promote the quality of life Mark desires.
That does not mean that Mark has given up - quite the contrary! We are doing everything we can to boost his immune system, and his body seems to be responding. He has also received several Priesthood blessings and many, many of you are keeping him in your prayers. We are encouraged and hopeful and grateful.
We have enjoyed immensely the visits from all of Mark's eleven children who are spread far and wide across this continent. How fortunate and blessed we are!
We so appreciate your continued prayers on our behalf. Please keep up the good work - we believe it is working!