Marcus

Marcus


The following is an excerpt taken from a post on Melanie Muenchinger’s blog (she’s a designer over at Gina K’s)…   http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/2008/10/grace-under-pressure-prayer-and-rak.html

Marcus Russell is 17, and has been battling brain cancer for 2 years. He was diagnosed on Oct. 2nd of 2006 with a brain tumor and had surgery to remove it the very next day. He underwent chemo and radiation treatment and did quite well during that time. Marcus has been very active in marching band and church. His family, friends and community have been very supportive of him. While on his Make A Wish trip in Hawaii in August, Marcus became very ill and it was then that they found a new tumor. Within a couple of week’s time he developed multiple tumors throughout his brain. He started a brand new chemo treatment (which made him quite sick) and this last week the MRI showed that it wasn’t working. He is already blind and unable to walk. They’ve been told he only has days left.
When I asked Nancy what they needed, she said: “Just asking for prayers would be awesome. Prayers really do help. Back when we placed Jessica into hospice I got so many emails with good thoughts, prayers and love that I knew I would be okay. I also knew that God heard each and every prayer and those who offered up the prayers were also blessed.”

Your prayers and RAKs would be amazing. I had one other idea that you might be able to help with: If you are able, would you consider putting Marcus’s pic and part of this post on your blog? Can we let others know who he is, that he was here? When Karen asked Marcus what he would like the world to know about him and he said, “I am the dark night – I am batman”. (When you read their blogs, you’ll see they are always ready to lighten the mood with a joke, no matter the circumstances) Nancy says: “He is a man of few words and he doesn’t even want to think about what to say. (But they were excited about this idea of posting his pic and gave it their blessing) “BTW, Marcus has always been a fan of batman and a WWII buff. (Family) recently took Marcus to an air force base and the airman presented Marcus with a helmet and other things. They were impressed with Marcus’s knowledge of the jets and he even knew all about a new one that will be available next year.”

You can also leave comments for the family and get updates at: http://www.carepage.com/ (set up an account and then click on “visit a carepage”…. enter “marcusrussell” no spaces – and it will take you to it)

Here is an address for RAKs (they gave permission to list it here)

I Made it Through Another Day
http://lagorda67.blogspot.com/
Karen’s address is:
Karen Russell or Marcus Russell
100 W. 500 S
Providence, UT 84332

My heart just breaks for them all, this post doesn’t begin to do their story justice, but I wanted to be able to do something. I’m praying they all feel God’s presence with them now and His comfort and love (and maybe, even a miracle.)

God bless, thank you for reading.

Please pass this on, so we can show Marcus and his family how very much we care.

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Comments

  1. Marcus has just come over to England. Lets see where he goes to from there.

    Much love to him and his family.
    Ann x

  2. I will certainly add Marcus and the whole family to my prayer list. I hate hearing things like this. It’s so sad, but he sounds like a brave young man. Thanks for letting people know.

  3. Melanie Muenchinger says:

    Thank you for sharing!!! 🙂

  4. Thank you for posting about my nephew, Marcus… he is truly an exceptional young man. We appreciate your help in spreading his picture and his story.

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