MarQuis and his twin brother were born without any complications. When MarQuis was around 10 months old, he was sick with a typical virus and woke up the next day a completely different child. The initial thought was that MarQuis had a seizure until he had another episode. MarQuis and his family traveled to multiple cities for an official diagnosis and finally at the age of 2 after a muscle biopsy MarQuis was diagnosed with mitochondrial disorder. In 2005 MarQuis had an episode that the doctors did not think he would survive but God had other plans. Fortunately, that was the final episode.