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Salina Journal (Newspaper) - September 4, 2015, Salina, Kansas Alina journal serving Kansas since 1871 vol. 145, no. 247 Friday september 4, 2015 75 cents sports court rules Brady can play nil to Appeal. Page cd great Plains ribbon cutting at new Saint Francis facility. Page a6 great Plains state Horseshoe tourney begins today in Salina. Page a5 want More we be got it. wedding promises Alinan Mark Brightbill overcame cancer strokes and other deadly health problems to walk his daughter Down the aisle Courtesy photo Karen and Mark Brightbill of Salina will never forget their daughters emotional wedding. Photo Courtesy Crossroads photography Mason Brightbill from left gives assistance to his father Mark Brightbill As he escorts his daughter Laney at her wedding aug. 8 in a Lincoln neb., Church. Despite life threatening medical problems Mark was Able to keep his wedding Promise to his daughter and walk her Down the aisle. He also made it through the father daughter dance. Back on the Trail a right in step Mark Brightbill plans to participate in the leukaemia and Lymphoma society slight the night walk a when 6 . Sept. 19 at exploration place in Wichita a lets kick cancer Mark will be part of a team led by his daughter Laney roths. The team name Marks cancer kickers. A donate to donate to to Ong search Type in the team name and Click went from bad to worse but we came out of the ashes by Tim Unruh Salina journal Many in the Church were emotional on aug. 8 when they spotted the Bride Laney Brightbill being escorted Down the aisle by her father Mark. Wedding Day for Laney and Dustin roths of Hays was More than enough reason to grab a tissue and dab tears of Joy but an overwhelming Side Story was unfolding in the presence of friends and family at sacred heart Catholic Church in Lincoln neb. A i got very teary eyed a said Karen Brightbill Marks wife and Mother of the Bride. A i was very proud to see my whole family walking Down the i Aneyus procession included the Salina couples son Mason 20, one of seven groomsmen. It had been weeks since Many family and friends had seen Mark Brightbill 49, of Salina and most of the news of his plight had been grim. He bested a major health Challenge and kept a bold Promise to participate in his Only daughters wedding. A i did no to know i could keep my Promise when i made it five weeks earlier but i kept it a Mark Brightbill said. The goal was taking that walk with Laney and then dancing with her at the reception later that evening at a local Golf course dining Hall. They swooned to theut View the video country song a i loved her first by the group heartland. It capped a Day the family wont forget. A mostly we just Sang. I was Happy a Mark said. A i promised not to dip her like Dustin cancer strokes and More those moments also served As a Victory March toward his Freedom from the throes of cancer the effects of four mini strokes and dozens of other maladies. A it went from bad to worse but we came out of the ashes a Mark said. At one Point during the monthlong ordeal doctors prepared loved ones for the worst As Mark fought to stay alive in an Omaha neb., Hospital. A a they re incredible. They saved his life several times a Karen said of the doctors nurses and staff at Nebraska medical Center. A they called him the a Miracle Man a a she said. Limey a thrill was evident at the extra special wedding. A video of the event can be seen at the journals website . Dad fought so hard a there was so much adrenaline going so much hype and a Little bit of nervousness a she said. A a it a pretty amazing that my dad fought As hard As he did to be Able to do that with after weeks of dealing with worry and despair while also planning a wedding then changing the location the event was a hit. A everything went very smooth a the new mrs. Roths concluded. But nothing about this period in the life of the Brightbill family was easy. First bout at age 18 the Battle began on oct. 20,2014, when Mark suffering from a rare recurrence of nodular up Hodgkins Lymphoma or cancer of the Lymph nodes underwent surgery at Salina surgical Hospital. His first bout with the disease occurred at age 18. Just As head done 30 years prior or. Ted Macy performed the surgery to remove Mark s Lymph nodes. During december and january he received two rounds of chemotherapy in Salina. In Early february Brightbill received a Stem cell transplant at Nebraska medical Center in Omaha to rid his body of cancer cells. He spent 32 Days there. A it went great a Karen said. Heart problem worsens but a heart problem that Mark had dealt with for years became worse and on May 5, he underwent open heart surgery in Omaha to replace his aortic valve with a mechanical valve. See wedding Page a2defiant county clerk jailed for contempt of court 5 deputies Promise judge License Gay marriages by Adam beam associated press Ashland by. A a defiant county clerk went to jail thursday for refusing to Issue marriage licenses to Gay couples but five of her deputies agreed to comply with the Law ending a two month Church state standoff in Rowan county Kentucky . District judge David Bunning said he had no Choice but to jail Kim Davis for contempt after she insisted that her a conscience will not allow her to follow Federal court rulings on Gay marriage. A a god a moral Law conflicts with my Job duties a Davis told the judge before she was taken away. A you can to be separated from something that a in your heart and in your the judge later tried to keep Davis out of jail after All. He rejected her lawyers argument that Deputy clerks cannot act against her authority and required them to declare their intentions. All but the clerks son Nathan Davis promised to comply. The judge said his refusal matter and that his Mother could go free As Long As she promises not to interfere with issuing of marriage licenses to All couples. But Kim Davis rejected the ofter choosing jail instead her attorneys said. See clerk Page a8defense a everyone should lament and mourn the fact that her Freedom has been taken away for what she a Roger Gannam attorney for Rowan county clerk Kim Davis associated press Kim Davis is booked into the Carter county detention Center. Plaintiffs a mrs. Davis is in an unfortunate situation of her own creation. She is not a Martyr. No one created a Martyr today. She is not above the a Laura Landenwich attorney for plaintiffs forecast High 95 Low 74 mostly sunny and a Breezy South wind. / c5 it would be terrifying Donald Trump is the epitome of the saying there a no fool like an old fool. While his three ring circus of Public appearances have been entertaining to some giving him the title of commander in chief would be terrifying. Sara Mosier Salina a what son your mind a just Sayin Quot comments must be fewer than too words and must include your name and phone number. Email them to , or mail them to Salina journal letters . Box 740, Salina is 67402-0740. Inside opinion / a7 a Massif Beds i by a sports cd a almanac i c5 a fun/c7 encore i 6 82346 36363" 8 m Courtesy photo weeks before his daughter was to be married Mark Brightbill fought for his life in an Omaha neb. Hospital

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