Rev. Oreste Pandola Adult Learning Center
St. Leo's School
914 Stiles Street
Dear Students and Staff,
Please read the following e-mail received yesterday concerning the illness of our dear friend and outstanding,
devoted, dedicated, and most caring member of our staff- Mark Tosti. We wish him God speed on his journey to full
Please mail your best wishes to his home and his family will take them to the hospital. Please send prayers and
positive thoughts which mean so much when you are ill.
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:08 AM
My Dearest friends and family, my mom and dad wanted me to send a special message to everyone.
Some of you already know and most of you don't but we have been going through alot the past few weeks.
My brother Mark (who Many of you know), was losing his vision in his right eye, and to make a a long story
very very short, Mark had a 10 hour brain surgery yesterday to remove a tumor near his optic nerve which
was surrounded by thousands of blood vessels, the pituitary and main artery into his brain.
I wouldn't want Mark to have this surgery anywhere else than UMMC, where I worked for many years and
still have wonderful relationships with many great doctors and friends there.
It has been an emotional rollercoaster for all of us, especially Mark. He is currently sedated and still
in the PACU post anesthesia care unit and will be moved to ICU sometime today. He has a long road ahead
and has no clue of the outpour of concern and love so many have for him near and far! He was supposed be
in Italy on Tuesday for 3 weeks and all he worried about was going with my parents again and our cousins
from here, he didn't want to disappoint but we told him to take care of himself and we would all go next year!
The tumor is benign, but they will still have to radiate the area for 6 weeks.
My mom, dad, brother Nando, sister-in-law Judy, niece Alise Tosti and nephew Leo and MY ROCK Lori Parker
thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers and concerns! Mark asked us to keep this private until we knew
everything but my mom at 87 just called me and said
"Vic, go on that Facebook thing and let everyone know we love them and thank them". So I'm on this "Facebook thing" lol letting everyone know. We are heading down this afternoon again, and will all get through this but a long road to recovery.
Mr. Mark Tosti
8305 Bon Air Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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