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Longtime Giants Coach Denny Marcin In For Fight of his Life

Mike in Long Beach : 6/16/2017 11:53 am
With the oxygen tank attached by 40-foot tube always by his side, with the electric scooter almost always nestled under his legs, with the medical diagnosis slowly robbing his lungs of their ability to function, Marcin is facing a foe physicians' statistics say he cannot beat.

Still, in the two years since being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable disease in which the lungs harden and patients become increasingly short of breath, Marcin has been wrapped in a level of support to take his breath away.

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Very Sad.  
Big Blue '56 : 6/16/2017 12:17 pm : link
My mom died of that many years ago.  
Section331 : 6/16/2017 12:52 pm : link
It is slow and painful, I wish him peace.
Sorry to read this  
GiantsLaw : 6/16/2017 1:04 pm : link
but it's nice to hear how much love and support he's getting.
Lost my dad to this last year.  
Patrick : 6/16/2017 1:04 pm : link
He was a USMC Viet Nam combat vet who survived Lymphoma, the tet offensive, many arterial stents, an aortic valve replacement and lots of other fun things. Diagnosed with this in January of 2016 and we lost him three months later. It's a terrible disease and was really hard to watch him slowly choke to death. I was by his side when he took his last breath and it still breaks my heart to recollect.

Good luck Coach Marcin.
AcidTest : 6/16/2017 1:44 pm : link
sad. Prayers to him and his family and friends. Keep fighting.
My mom  
antdog24 : 6/16/2017 2:13 pm : link
died of this as well. I wouldn't wish that kind of suffering on my worst enemy.
For Denny Marcin, Patrick, and antdog  
ColHowPepper : 6/16/2017 6:21 pm : link
wrenching and tragic and sad, feel for you guys
It is a horrid disease, and I had a friend who died of it.
There are market approved "treatments", but the best they do by and large is slow the progression. Let's hope that others in the clinic will prove
more effective.
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