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2018 Fundraiser & How I Used Art to Fight a Brain Tumor

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I don't ask viewers for money to support for my YouTube channel, as this is a hobby I enjoy sharing, freely. However, this is my 5th anniversary being brain tumor free, and I'm reaching out to my viewers to consider a donation to support my team (6:35) in the 2018 National Brain Tumor Walk in Boston in effort to raise awareness and money to fund research in finding new treatments and technology to fight brain tumors for those battling this life-threatening situation. There's NO pressure to donate, but in this video, you'll see how I used _my artwork_ to raise money for me and my family to get through the most challenging time of our life, and to continue to help raise thousands of dollars to help others, just like me. I hope this video is met with understanding and you can look forward to more art, reviews, and music content coming very soon. Thank you ~ Mark To DONATE, please visit: http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/TR/TeamraiserEvents/BostonBrainTumorWalk?px=3361319&pg=personal&fr_id=3101 Our THREE FINE LIMES page: http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/TR/TeamraiserEvents/BostonBrainTumorWalk?team_id=83330&pg=team&fr_id=3101 For more INFO on the event: http://events.braintumor.org/boston-brain-tumor-walk/
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Loretta Lobb (1 month ago)
TheSleepy Teacher (1 month ago)
Dang, Mark. I had no idea. That break in your knee may have just saved your life.
Shahema Tafader (1 month ago)
This is so very inspirational. It resonates with me, because I'm going through a tough time, and by watching the way you fought through your difficulties, it makes me believe that I can get to a better place with time and effort. I'm so glad that you are better now and I hope you continue to be healthy. And thank you so much for sharing this ! PS - your children look so adorable !
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you for such kind words and support, Shahema Tafader! I'm sorry to hear you're going through some things, but please know I'll put a prayer out there, for what it's worth. Time, effort, and patience go a long way with recoveries and healing. Take care and again, thank you! :)
Dee-Artist (1 month ago)
Kudos to you for getting through such trials! And sorry for your friend..
Dee-Artist (1 month ago)
+M.D. Campbell No problem :)
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you so much, Dee-Artist! Very kind of you to comment. :)
Glori Oskiola (1 month ago)
Thanks for sharing your story. You’re a very inspiring person. Love your channel. Thanks again!
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you so much, Glori Oskiola! That means very much to me! :)
In Liquid Color (1 month ago)
💔😢💜 I'm sorry I'm seeing this late Mark, but I just wanted to say what a remarkable human being you are. Not many have the disposition to make limeade out of lines so to speak when dealt one of the worst hands possible. Your story brought tears to my eyes and you're truly an inspiration.
pugs ! (1 month ago)
I'm a young artist also fighting brain cancer You're vids are very inspirational and I love your illustrations
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you so much, pugs ! and I most certainly hope you are doing as well as can be. Stay strong! :)
trav is dead (1 month ago)
Holy sh!t mark.... this is crazy. Bravo...I hope to be half as brave as you if I am ever faced with such a potentially dangerous medical issue. rip steve
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thanks for your kind, supportive words, trav is dead! Cheers! :)
matt Marshall (1 month ago)
Well I for one am very happy you battled that tumor and won the battle sir also lately I've went back to SUPER basics I've been drawing a ton of beans lately trying to create some character's
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you, so much, matt Marshall! Just be careful with those beans. They say they are good for the heart, but that the more you eat, the more you fa... oh never mind, best wishes! lol! :)
Andria Police (1 month ago)
My son is watching a tv show with REALLY loud volume so I’m not going to fight against it. I’m devoting time to this later tonight; but I love your videos and all the wisdom and talent within them. My sister passed away Dec. 16th last year. Her birthday was just over a week ago, and I haven’t experienced the emotional roller coaster that’s bound to accompany the 1 year anniversary. Long story long, (sorry) I have totally taken art as my coping strategy to help me through the pain of loss. I absolutely believe that art can possess incredible benefits and I’m so pleased to hear you’re at the other end of a horrendous journey with your health.
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you for sharing, Andria Police. I'll be saying a prayer for Amber tonight, for sure. A beautiful name _and_ a beautiful color! <3
Andria Police (1 month ago)
M.D. Campbell 😆 that’s good advice - all of it - including my son at the end! Lol My sister’s name was Amber. She was incredibly artistic and positive as well. Thank you for having us in your thoughts 🤗
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Well, let me start by expressing my sincere sympathies regarding your sister. If you read this and care to reply, please post her name so I can offer a simple prayer for her, you and your family. For me, it's important to maintain the memory of those we love and whom we grieve for. A dear friend of mine lost her husband just a few days ago, and during today's walk, I chose to honor my friend, her husband, and their family in my speech. It's not much, but putting it out there, I believe, is a positive energy that flows through anyone who hears it. As for art being part of a coping strategy, omg yes! I totally agree! Thank you, Andria Police, for sharing your situation and for taking your time to watch this, as well as your thoughtful words. Now, go tell your son to turn it down or the guy on YouTube is gonna start talking really loud in his videos! lol!!! Cheers to you! :)
A Remedy Project (1 month ago)
You inspire me to keep going. Fighting cancer myself. It’s Tiring solo lol. Watercolour painting helps. Cheers.
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Oh my, I'm very sorry to hear about your battle. I understand how tiring it can be. I remember when I went through my situation, and how life continues to be. I'm delighted that you have art to help you cope, A Remedy Project. Stay strong! :)
ProtonCannon (1 month ago)
That is unbelievable, you are truly an outstanding person Mark, thank you for sharing!
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you for watching, ProtonCannon! Not so sure about the "outstanding" part, but I'll take what I can get! LOL!! Cheers! :)
Elizabeth Meyer (1 month ago)
Dear Mark. Thank you for the inspiration and thank you for sharing your story with us. Unrelated, but do you by any chance have a procreate (or other iPad drawing) course? Maybe on Udemy or Skillshare? I really enjoy your style - both your teaching and art style (as well as life approach style!) and would love to learn more from you. ~Elizabeth
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you, Elizabeth! I do use Procreate (and other apps), but I don't teach any classes or anything. Maybe at some point in the future, I'm not sure. Thank you for the interest! :)
wooden kat (1 month ago)
I think that I've met more people with brain tumors than any other kind of cancer. Many survived, but some haven't. I miss you R!
maunel vargas (1 month ago)
Amen brother love channel
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you for your kind words, manuel vargas!
Karen Hirsch (1 month ago)
Rock on! You have such a positive vibe! I beat thyroid cancer this year, and it has taught me how to focus on what truly makes me happy: art! Cheers to good health!
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Wow, Karen Hirsch! Huge congratulations on overcoming your thyroid challenges! What an amazing feat and you should be so proud and overjoyed! Cheers to good health and all the art in the years to come! :)
books2art (1 month ago)
Thanks for sharing such a personal story but I'm glad you're tumor free. It means we get to enjoy more of your fantastic art and inspirational words. I don't have much to offer but I donated a small amount.
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
omgosh, books2art – thank you so much! I'm thrilled you were able to check this video out and, of course, you chose to donate. When I first began this mission, I was embarrassed to ask people for help, let alone money. But, after five years, I've learned that, in anything we do, if we don't ask for help then we struggle alone; in asking, we can share in the success, instead, united and together. I don't see any donation as small or large - they are just contributions to a larger cause. I'm sincerely grateful and humbled by all your support, but especially your thoughtfulness and kindness in donating. Thank you!
Beauty Mar (1 month ago)
I’m so inspired! So happy you’re alive & well. 😄♥️
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you, Beauty Mar! Me too! lol! :)
pawan nath art (1 month ago)
I don't know i got tears,
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
aw, thank you pawan nath art!
pawan nath art (1 month ago)
Thnx for sharing , your story is really inspirational, , you are really amazing person.
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
I appreciate your generous words, pawan nath art. I'm just a goofy guy who had a life re-direction that I was able to turn into something positive. Not everyone is that fortunate. Stay well, my friend! :)
Connie F. (1 month ago)
5 years! Woohoo! 💚💚💚💚💚
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Woohoo, indeed! :)
arcuda2001 (1 month ago)
So happy that you have gotten through this chapter and continue to help so many others.. I just donated .. good luck with the walk on Sunday :-))
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you, so much, arcuda2001! Every year is a milestone and not without it's own host of challenges. I'm thrilled to be able to look back at five years, with smiles and tears, but to also look forward to the next five years with hope and aspirations. Thank you so much for donating! Stay well and I'll be thinking of you tomorrow! :)
Windkisssed (1 month ago)
Congratulations on your survival & success! It’s always so heartwarming to hear stories of where our passions take us!!! I believe if we find the “Flow” we can move mountains! I’ll meander over to your website and see what I can do. Again, congratulations! Lauri
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you, Windkissed! I'm definitely grateful to be able to share the story! Cheers! :)
MyArtJourney (1 month ago)
Wow! Congratulations on getting through! So inspiring! :D
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you, MyArtJourney! :)
Simon Barnsley (1 month ago)
I had no idea you had a tumour. I found your channel a few weeks ago and had a pituitary tumour myself in 2002. It wasn’t cancerous and I have regular MRI’s to make sure it doesn’t recur. My art was messed up for a long time, but now all my medications are well balanced and I’ve started making art again. Keep going sir. Onward and upward!
Simon Barnsley (1 month ago)
M.D. Campbell You’ve got a deal!
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you, Simon Barnsley. Wow. Just wow! I'm so happy to know that you are clear and things are balanced out in your life. I promise to keep going if you do! lol! Stay healthy and thank you, again! :)
Ethan Vaz (1 month ago)
Alright, this is epic!
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you so much, Ethan Vaz! :)
mantisamygdala (1 month ago)
I'm sad and happy - i'm german, and a DKMS "member", therefore please excuse me to not donate in the US, but I will spent something for DKMS, which works worlswide.
Naomi Campbell (1 month ago)
You are amazing! My daughter in law had a brain tumor removed last year. She struggles with vision problems and memory lose. She never gives up..
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
I know it sounds cliché, but the only amazing thing about me is that I was blessed with a gift to communicate, and it simply made sense to use that in ways to help others, whether in a classroom, on YouTube, or in my charity efforts. Nothing "amazing," but I'm humbled by your words. As for your DIL, it's not uncommon for those of us who have had these tumors to have lingering side effects. I've got a list as long as my forearm, but I try - very hard - to keep it all in check. Thank you, Naomi Campbell, for your support and kind words. My best wishes to your DIL, as well. :)
Dr. Oto Kano (1 month ago)
That is AMAZING Mark. Congratulations! Donated straight away, what you are doing is great work. Go you!
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
I saw your donation and my heart swelled, Dr. Oto Kano. I'm grateful to be connected with you in this community, not just for the donation, obviously, but for all the incredible effort you bring to your channel and the passion you bring with your creative spirit. Thank you for everything AND for the donation! I'm humbled right now. :)
Nadya L (1 month ago)
Carol Reid (1 month ago)
I lost a cousin to a brain tumor, and I play with art too, so this hits home. It's awesome that you are doing this for others. Great stuff!
infernal snow art (1 month ago)
Omg this is so inspirational !! Actually october is the month of cancer ( especially breast kc ) prevention 😍 lots of love to you
infernal snow art (1 month ago)
+M.D. Campbell welcome ! I salute you for your courage against cancer ! You are a fighter
M.D. Campbell (1 month ago)
Thank you so much, infernal snow art! :)

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