Today we pay tribute to Kickboxer, Author and all-around Rad Dude Mark "FightShark" Miller. We met Mark shortly after he underwent open heart surgery back in 2007. From the start we had a great connection with him, not only because he sports a shaved head, but because his attitude and spirit are truly inspirational.
After his surgery Mark began on a tremendous journey with a singular singular focus: getting back in the ring to compete. In 2011, after years of rehab and training, Mark's hard work paid off when he earned a knockout win over Russian heavyweight Nikolaj Falin at United Glory 14 (the precursor to GLORY). Mark's KO win marked the first (and likely last) time any fighter has returned to fight professionally following open heart surgery. Inspirational to say the least!
Mark's life has been a rollercoaster since his triumph in 2011. Late last year Mark was hospitalized due to complications with his CHD and kidney failure. He is uninsurable due to his "pre-existing conditions" and facing a mountain of medical bills. One thing is for sure, you cannot keep FightShark down!
Being a HeadBlade sponsored athlete and friend we are extremely happy to run a special two-week long campaign to help raise money for Mark (and save YOU the HeadBlader some $$$)!
Use coupon code "fightshark" at checkout to get a 10% discount on any order at HeadBlade.com. The 10% you save will go directly to Mark to help with his medical bills. Offer expires at 11:59 PM PDT on Monday, April 7.
*If you would like to donate directly to Mark, please visit his GoFundMe page. No amount is too small and 100% of proceeds go directly to help his medical expenses. To learn more about Mark's incredible story, pre-order a copy of his book "Pain Don't Hurt: Fighting Inside and Outside the Ring" on Amazon. The book is being published by Chef/Author/TV star Anthony Bourdain's publishing imprint under Ecco books, and co-authored by his girlfriend Shelby Jones.