Showing posts with label Markus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Markus. Show all posts

Monday, May 26, 2008

Good Night, Sweet Prince

Markus Wuollet passed away today after his long struggle with cancer. Condolences to his partner Mark, to his family, to his friends, to all who knew him, in person and through his writing. His courage touched many of us who never even met him.

Last year, Markus posted this poem on his website and it seems a fitting elegy.

Renewal
In a bulb, there is a flower,
In a seed, an apple tree.
In cocoons a hidden promise
butterflies will soon be free.
In the cold and dead of winter
there's a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season.
Something God alone can see.

-Unknown

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Love to Markus

I've been meaning to post this for a week, and now I realize it is hours away from the actual event. But you don't have to be in the Twin Cities, or at the event, to help.

If you don't know Markus, he is a courageous young (age 25) graphic designer who grew up in the LLC. was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (at the time he was without medical insurance), and is now in hospice care. Donations will help defray the costs of his care.


Markus Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

Sunday, April 27, 2008
4:00 - 8:00 pm

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8115 Highway Seven
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Donations can be sent to: Markus Wuollet Cancer Fund, 8944 Norwood Lane N, Maple Grove, MN 55369 Checks can be made payable to "Markus Wuollet Cancer Fund."

Or donate online by going to www.markuswuolletcancerfund.org

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Love to Markus

I have hesitated to post about Markus, our cyberpal from Finding a Home For the Journey: Living Gay, out of respect for his privacy as he battles pancreatic cancer. But Markus is in increasing pain, and I think messages, even from strangers, might be a source of diversion and comfort. Please, friends, post encouraging thoughts on his Caring Bridge Journal. (It appears that some members of his former Laestadian community are urging him to "return to the faith." Why they think that is that is the Christian thing to do, rather than offering him simple and unconditional love, is . . . well, all too painfully familiar. WWJD indeed.)

If you read this post, Markus, here's the electronic equivalent of a warm hug, a plate of cookies fresh from the oven, a cold glass of milk, and a view of the ocean. Peace be with you.