Marco was born on September 3rd 1964. In December of 1965, 85% of Marco’s body was burned, most of which were third degree burns. Early on, it seemed as though Marco would not live through the night. But with the hard work and diligence of the doctors, nurses, and staff of Columbus Children’s Hospital, his vitals stabilized; However, his family received the heart-breaking news that he would not walk, run, nor ever have a normal childhood.
Despite years of surgeries, physical therapy, childhood-teasing and ridicule, Marco overcame the overwhelmingly one-sided odds. He not only walked and ran; he became a high school, college, and semi-professional football standout as well as a music writer, producer, performer, and local celebrity/Radio Air Personality.
Marco attended St. Joseph’s Academy, Columbus Academy, and Mifflin High School. He then went on to attend The American School of Radio and Television Broadcasting, Columbus State College, Bethune-Cookman University, and the University of Troy. He is an ordained minister, a certified life coach and he holds a degree in radio and television broadcasting.
Today, Marco is enjoying life. He is a football coach at Gahanna Lincoln High School and is happily married. Now, he has six children (Brandon, Nichole, Marco, Tylor, Trinity, and Maciah). Through his foundation, he is working hard to help burn survivors and their families, nationwide