The notes Marquis wrote in journals throughout her illness in an attempt to make sense of what was happening to her would become the basis for her memoir.
“From the Fire into the Garden: A Healing Journey” was published earlier this year and is available through Amazon.com for $15, or at the garden for $12.
For those facing similar diagnoses and other difficulties, the intimate and honest telling of her story takes the reader along on her healing journey, filled with discoveries, vulnerabilities and insights, as well as how-tos, guides for group reflection and an annotated bibliography.
For those of us who recognize that we are all in need of healing, Marqui delivers a message of hope and inspiration and a road map for how to live fully.
If you go
WHAT: The Healing Gardens at Stone Hill Farm open to visitors
WHERE: 37W249 Dean St., St. Charles
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 and every second Sunday through October
COST: $5 per person, $10 per family, free for cancer survivors; donations welcome
INFO: www.healinggardensatstonehillfarm.com, 630-740-2597; register for optional yoga session at www.yogafromtheheart.org or 815-319-3500