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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 During Chemo at UCLA
#1797 Marc During Chemo at UCLA
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Marc Between Chemotherapy
#1793 Marc Between Chemotherapy
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Marc and Chris
#1785 Marc and Chris
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Marc and Leaking Central Line
#1784 Marc and Leaking Central Line
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Marc Playing Abalone
#1780 Marc Playing Abalone
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Chris and Marc at Radiation
#1765 Chris and Marc at Radiation
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Marc After Admission to UCLA
#1762 Marc After Admission to UCLA
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Chris and Marc at UCLA Medical Center
#1747 Chris and Marc at UCLA Medical Center
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Marc and Family
#1739 Marc and Family
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Marc on Westwood Plaza
#1738 Marc on Westwood Plaza
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Linda and Marc at UCLA
#1735 Linda and Marc at UCLA
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Marc at Desert Hospital
#1715 Marc at Desert Hospital
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Marc and Michael on Christmas
#1713 Marc and Michael on Christmas
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Marc on Christmas Morning
#1712 Marc on Christmas Morning
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Marc on the Phone at Christmas
#1711 Marc on the Phone at Christmas
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Marc in Linda's Backyard
#1710 Marc in Linda's Backyard
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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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