It's easy to go wide, but difficult to go deep. Regardless of your own history with sports, if you listen to the podcast, read his book or go to see Mark speak live one thing is clear: you'll learn something new.
“Living As A Cancer Survivor”
My blog “Living As A Cancer Survivor” is now up and will feature posts every Monday and Thursday. It centers on the emotional, physical and mental challenges we face everyday. The fear we live with everyday is crippling and I and others need help.
“MY SCARS TELL A STORY” - MY PERSONAL NEVER-ENDING BATTLE AGAINST CANCER”
In July, my book “My Scars Tell A Story” was published and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and through my publisher. For those of you dealing with treatment, reading about my experiences and how many times God rescued me from certain death I pray inspires those who need hope.
It is a short read and deals strictly with aspects of my life before diagnosis, when I was diagnosed, treatment, transplant and a brief description of how life changed for me.
“A MOTHER’S PERSPECTIVE”
My mother - who was there with me throughout my roughest days and always fought with me, wrote a chapter called “My mother’s perspective”. Any parent who is watching their child suffer through treatment can really identify with my mothers thoughts.
WHY I SPEAK, WRITE, BLOG & WHAT MY GOALS ARE
After years of doing except dealing with incredible lower back pain from radiation along with the constant onslaught of lower right leg pain due to lymphedema, I was inspired to stop feeling sorry for myself and find a way to help those suffering from the side effects of pediatric cancer treatment, mainly chemotherapy and radiation. Most days I feel like a constant burden to my family.
Simply put, I want to do all I can to show others who believe in me and support me that I will not be a victim and never give up in what I can do to help others that suffer like I do. I desire to get off disability and be able to earn a living inspiring others through my book, blog and public speaking.
YOUR HELP WILL CHANGE MY LIFE
In today’s society it’s not easy to ask for help. Everyone is skeptical and they should be. I need your help to survive and not be a burden to others.
Whenever you give to anything you want to know your money will make a difference. Every cent you support me with changes my life. It helps me afford a place to live, food and to sustain my blog, writing and the opportunities to reach others with my story. It is not everyday that you know what you donate is having an everlasting, life-changing effect, but by donating to either my Go Fund Me or Patreon page, you are teaming with me to help change not only my life, but the lives of others faced with the side effects of treatment.
PODCASTS AND SPORTS ARTICLES
If you enjoy podcasts, please check my over 125 on everything from sports history to interviews with Hall of Fame announcers and coaches like Dick Vitale, writers such as the late, great AP Basketball Hall of Fame writer Jim O’Connell, ESPN writers such as Chris Broussard, Tim Kurkjian and SportsCenter hosts such as Neil Everett.
If you enjoy writing, please check my media page where I have over 200 articles written for many sports websites including ESPN, Bleacher Report and Elite Sports NY.
I started this website to help in my battle against the side effects of cancer treatment I suffered when I was younger. It is my goal to educate those on the dangers and harmful side effects cancer survivors deal with from the chemotherapy and radiation that destroy so many good cells and create other life threatening diseases, like the Crohn's and Lymphedema I deal with now because of the treatment. For more on my story, please see click on Mark's Story.
HOW TO FIND ME ONLINE
You can also keep up with me on Facebook under my name and the two pages I have started, CKMagicSports and Cancer Survivors Permanently Affected By Treatment. You can also find me on Twitter at CKMagicSports. I will be contributing to a blog called “Living As A Cancer Survivor” on this page with posts sent out on Facebook and Linked in.
*****IMPORTANT NOTE: DUE TO MY INCONSISTENT HEALTH, I AM NOT ALWAYS ABLE TO POST AND UPDATE MY SITE AND AIR PODCASTS AS SCHEDULED. THIS IS A DIRECT RESULT OF MY SICKNESS AND WHY I CANNOT CONSISTENTLY WORK. PLEASE BE PATIENT AND DO NOT GIVE UP ON ME AS I WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT AND MOVE FORWARD WITH SPREADING THE WORD ON HELPING SURVIVORS LIKE ME .
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT MY MINISTRY THROUGH PRAYER AND ANY DONATIONS THAT YOU CAN. CLICK ON “MY SCARS TELL A STORY/KNOCKOUT CANCER” TO DONATE.