At Age 10, Markell Beat Cancer. Four Years Later, He’s Giving You Nothing But Hope.

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41

Four years ago, Markell was an inspiration at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital – known as “Mr. Hollywood,” he had an unstoppable spirit in the face of the bone cancer (osteosarcoma) that had started to metastasize in his leg. With chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, Markell won. Today, it’s in his lower spine, he’s lost a leg…and he’s still choosing joy.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.
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