I have been reading blogs and watching videos about Marius since David Archuleta mentioned him in a tweet. What a beautiful and remarkable kid! Despite the tragedy he’s been through – losing his parents in a fire and himself getting 3rd and 4th degree burns on 75% of his body – at such a young age (8 years old), he never lost the light in his eyes and he continued to have a positive outlook in life.
http://teammarius.org chronicles his journey to recovery.
Here’s a wonderful slideshow about Marius from Deseret News:
A documentary, “I Am Not My Body” was also made about Marius which premiered last April 2011:
Here’s David during his visit with Marius last August 7th.
And here’s David talking about Marius in his latest video blog (starts at 2:45):
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2. Let Marius know that you are thinking of him. There is great power in unified faith and simple statements of love and encouragement. Click here, to send a message to Marius. Jessica and Ashley will make sure the messages get translated and delivered to Marius to help brighten his day.
3. Make a donation. The Burn Institute has set up a special account for donations to Marius. All donations are tax deductible and go directly to help Marius. You can learn more here.
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