This man is amazing. His hands were magical in the healing process. He really
knew his stuff.
I blew out an ankle playing basketball in the mid 1980s and I was supposed to be
in the finals of a dunk contest to be held at the Salt Palace during halftime of
the Jazz vs Laker game 2 weeks later. I went to Marv and to see what could be
done and if there was any way I'd be able to run and jump in such a short time
with my ankle the size of a softball and all green and blue. He pulled out a bag
of Red Man chewing tobacco and said "This is what tobacco was meant for, not
chewing." He wrapped my ankle covered in tobacco leaf. The next day the swelling
was all but gone as well as the discolor. I had movement in the joint. He
treated me for the next two weeks. By the date of the dunk contest I was able
to run and jump. It was tender and not 100% and I had it taped but I was able
to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime event that I'll never forget. Thanks to
the knowledge of this man. Thanks Marv, you will be missed.
What a great guy. I met him while working for the Universe at BYU, and his
daughter Echo there too. Best Wishes to the Family.