#Fighting4Marcel | A New Lens on Life 📸

For: Marcel McCants
Seattle, WA
Organizer: Denise Nicole Johnson
$14,528
of $500,000 goal.
Raised by 194 donors
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The Story

Wednesday January 4th, 2017 was the day tragedy struck our family. Just 4 months before our wedding my fiancé Marcel McCants was shot in the neck and left for dead. A careless act of a young man who Marcel mentored and thought of as a friend is responsible. This life changing tragedy has drastically altered the lives of us and our three children. From homelessness to being a graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle Marcel McCants has fought against numerous obstacles on the journey of becoming an impressive entrepreneur in the Seattle Area.

After 7 years of teaching at a local high school in the Highline School District, he stepped out on faith to pursue his passion of Videography & Photography full-time where he birthed his brand "New Focus". With a developing business and heart for his community he has become a staple in Seattle and “Cel with New Focus” was the go to guy.

An actively loving father of 3 to a 12 year old step-daughter and 2 sons that are 9 and 2 years old. Words cannot describe Marcel as a father in a simple paragraph. But to give you a glimpse of the man I love and his character on the one day that was designed for him (his 32nd birthday March 20th, 2016) the only gift he wanted was for him, myself and our children to be baptized at our church. But to my surprise that wasn’t all, he got down and on knee and asked me to be his wife.

A SHOT TO THE NECK, has sent our world into a whirlwind. Marcel has undergone several lengthy surgeries and has a long journey ahead of him. Nights spent with baths and bedtime stories and fighting monsters under the bed with our boys to NOW fighting for his life at Harborview Medical Center in the Intensive Care Unit. His days since the event have been nothing but ventilated breathing, being turned every two hours, extreme pain and tube feedings, just to name a few; all the while missing his children and family.

We need your help MARCEL MCCANTS CAN’T DO THIS ALONEA SHOT TO THE NECK… has severed his spinal cord leaving him paralyzed per the medical team. But we serve a mighty GOD and have been praying for a miracle for Marcel. JOIN US on the journey #Fighting4Marcel | A New Lens on Life

Your token of love big or small will be utilized for medical expenses, specialty equipment, ADA 6 passenger van with wheelchair access for a family of five, moving expenses to move closer to treatment centers, updating the new home with ADA modifications (ie. Ramps, wider doors, etc.) care giving, supporting his children and a long list of unforeseen expenses.

Love offerings or words of encouragement can be sent via this link or Another way to contribute: You can go to any WSECU ( Washington State Employees Credit Union) or shared branch and add funds to Account #6526632 on behalf of Marcel McCants

Or mail a check to:

WSECU Lakewood Branch
C/O Marcel McCants
9540 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood WA 98499

Checks made payable to Marcel McCants account #6526632

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 26, 2017

Posted on February 26, 2017

Each day comes with it's own set of challenges for Marcel... However we celebrated his accomplishments yesterday evening! Marcel is now breathing on his own, eating a regular diet, his voice is getting stronger and he was able to sit up in his mobile wheelchair for hours! Yesterday we are counting as a victory! Cherish each day and find the joy, peace and love in the midst of the storm. #Fighting4Marcel

Posted on February 25, 2017

Posted on February 25, 2017

Prayers 🙏🏾 are needed and greatly appreciated.

19 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.20 He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. 21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind. Psalm 107:19-21

Posted on February 17, 2017

Posted on February 17, 2017

Marcel still has a long road ahead of him, 6 days a week he is in  rehabilitation therapy sessions. He is working hard to learn how to do life after a spinal cord injury. The medical team is proud of his determination! Please continue to keep him in prayer. 🙏🏾 #Fighting4Marcel

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