Mark Tatum, Also Known as the Man Without a Face, Passes Away from Unknown Causes

The public mourns as Mark Tatum, who lost most of his face in 2000, due to a fungal infection, died on Saturday.

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(PRWEB) March 9, 2005

Mr. Mark Tatum, also known by many as the man without a face, passed 4:00 CST Saturday, February 26, 2005 at the Medco Center of Franklin, Kentucky. Tatum lost his eyes, upper jaw, and nose to a fungal infection in 2000. This type of infection is not that unusual, but the extent of the damage that it did to Tatum was very rare. Tatum was a medical phenomena due to the fact that he survived the infection. Due to his extreme experience, Tatum was highly profiled in the media by many people including Larry King, Maury Povich, and Ripley's Believe it or Not. He was a courageous individual who served as a symbol of strength for the thousands of people who have lost their health, homes, and livliehood from fungal exposure.

According to a friend who spoke to him that day, Mr. Tatum was in good spirits and feeling very positive towards his future. He had just been fitted with a new prosthetic face (see below). He was extremely excited about helping victims of toxagenic mold exposure so he could uncover the real truth about fungus as a synonymous predator to the virus and bacteria.

At this point, the cause of his death is still unknown. An autopsy has been requested by his family. More information will be posted when we obtain the results. For the entire story wiith images, symptoms and information aabout mold and fungal exposure, go to http://www.mold-help.org.

Funeral services were held March 2, 2005 at Crafton Funeral Home. The Rev. Winston Roberts officiated with burial at Hillsdale Cemetery. Tatum was a native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and worked as a security guard until his fungal infection in 2000. He was the son of the late Franklin Eugene Tatum and Emma Thomas Tatum.

Donations in Mark Tatum’s name will be gratefully accepted to assist the Children's Angel Fund:

Children's Angel Fund

P.O. Box 1026

Pepperell, MA 01463

http://www.mold-help.org

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Mark Tatum's disfigured face from fungal infection. Lab tests showed high levels of toxic mold in his home in 2002.


Mark Tatum with his family in 2001 Mark Tatum with his family in 2001

Mark Tatum wanted to educate others regarding toxigenic mold as a public health crisis epidemic that is threatening this nation.


Mark Tatum's prosthetic face Mark Tatum's prosthetic face

Mark Tatum had a prosthetic face that he wore to cover up his disfigurement.


In memory of Mark Tatum In memory of Mark Tatum

Mark Tatum will be missed by everyone who knew him. Until further notice, donations in Mark Tatum’s name will be gratefully accepted to assist the Children's Angel Fund: Children's Angel Fund c/o Mold Relief, Inc. P.O. Box 1026 Pepperell, MA 01463 More information regarding this fund is at www.mold-help.org


Mark Tatum; The Man Without a Face Mark Tatum; The Man Without a Face

More information regarding Mark Tatum and fungal illness is available at www.mold-help.org. The cause of his death will be posted as soon as we receive the results of the autopsy.


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