Marklyn is a year old woman who is currently living in Oakland, CA. Marklyn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. Markyln was permanently played off from her receptionist job because her employer could not longer afford to keep her staffed. After her diagnosis, her doctors decided she needed intensive chemotherapy, immediately followed by radiation. So Markyln found herself in a unique situation of being newly diagnosed with cancer, and newly laid off. Marklyn adopted two grandchildren after fostering them for two years. She is the only caretaker for the children.

Marklyn reached out to the Love from Margot Foundation in the midst of her unemployment. The Love from Margot Foundation was able to provide Marklyn with a financial grant to help provide for her and her two grandchildren.