Hi, my name is Mark Mohundro and I have been a member here for several years and a UU for the past 16 years, but I haven’t been around a lot until this year. Until recently, I was very busy with two jobs, and one of the sacrifices I chose was to give up my time here at TVUUC. I was still a Member and I pledged annually, but I just wasn’t around that much.

So, why is TVUUC so important to me and why do I support it? For those of you who don’t know my story yet, a little background: last year I was diagnosed with Liver Disease and my liver was failing. I ended up having a transplant, but there were some complications and I nearly died. I got cards from this congregation that meant so much to me during that time. As I was recovering in the ICU, one thing I vowed to do when I was well enough was to spend more time at TVUUC.

It has not been an easy recovery but I have made it very far in a very short period of time. I’ve been asked by some of you in this Congregation how I have done it so quickly. There are several answers I could give to that, but one of them is most definitely: “because of the support, love, and kindness that I have received from this Congregation.” I knew some of you over the years, but now know a lot more of you, and I look forward to getting to know even more of you. I love this community.

Thank you all – that is why I support TVUUC, and will continue to.