On March 18, 2020, I was admitted to the hospital after experiencing symptoms, and ultimately testing positive for, the coronavirus (COVID-19). Never could I have imagined that I would experience so many life-threatening battles and still be alive today to tell this story. Fifteen days under sedation (on a ventilator), two dialysis sessions, two blood transfusions, internal bleeding, blood clots in my left leg and my right hand, a battle with pneumonia, a stroke, and the tips of two right fingers amputated… yet here I am, alive and kicking, telling my COVID-19 story.
I Ain’t Done Living Yet is my story of survival. It is my story of how―during my battle with the coronavirus―God was with me as I went to hell and back and survived.
There is no question that my faith, as well as that of my close friends and family members, was tested during this difficult, uncertain time, as it had been at other times throughout my life. But as always, God had a purpose for me; He put me through the various challenges of financial stress, homelessness and a seven-year struggle to (ultimately) pass the Illinois bar exam, in part, to prepare me for His purpose.
I pray that my story and my testimony, chronicling the day-to-day events of what I went through to overcome and survive COVID-19, encourages you to see that there is life after the virus, and that, as with anything, you can fall down, make a lifetime of missteps and mistakes, yet still rise again and truly thrive, better than ever. Attorney Marques A. Eason serves clients on the South Side of Chicago and throughout the south suburbs in matters involving real estate property and a range of other legal issues.
Marques grew up in the Beverly community, and his practice is rooted in a feeling of responsibility to help others in the surrounding communities achieve their homeownership goals. In 2020, he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and spent more than a month in the hospital with severe, life-threatening symptoms. He has since recovered and is passionate about sharing his story, including his participation in a medical study on the side effects he developed. From his experience, Marques has gained a strengthened sense of purpose and a drive to help his clients fight against seemingly insurmountable odds.
Marques is also a proud father of two daughters, Amber and Vivian, and a proud grandfather to his granddaughter, Blake. His commitment to his family is reflected in his drive to help other Chicago families work through family law challenges and protect the interests of their children.
Available December 31st, 2020
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