He was born in Guatemala and was placed in an orphanage. He was adopted and at just 5 months was diagnosed with major neurological problems.
From then on he's been back and forth between Beaumont and Children’s Hospital. Marcus developed at a very slow pace. At 2 ½ years old he stopped talking and started having night terrors that would last for about 3 hours. At the age of 3 ½ he was diagnosed with Autism and AVM.
He has had 2 13-hour brain surgeries at 5 and 10 years old. At the age of 10, 6 months after Gamma knife Radiation, Marcus had a stroke that kept him paralyzed on the left side of his body.
Marcus has been through so much, so we can't wait to take him to Disney!