My living quarters, aka the shoebox, storage unit, and my personal favorite, the mini suite, is literally bulging with nuclear love in the form of words expressed on cards by beautiful people. Here are their words to me.

My brother, thanks for being the example for so many, including me. With who you are and all you do, life is a better place. Regardless of the road that led you to this point, in prison at 41, the road leading you out is one people have waited their whole lives for. I appreciate being on this stretch with you as you travel to greatness. Just make sure the world continues to know the miracle of your journey. And thank you for the amazing friendship. Happy Birthday! — Rory

I truly value you as a friend and brother, my life is better for having known you. I love ya bro, happy Marshall day! —James

Hi Marshall! Happy Birthday. Your vibes are truly infectious and because of that, I love being around you. You’re are good friend. —Christopher

Marshall, you mean something to this world, to us, to me. You’ve done so much by being a genuine you and like all things genuine, I will never regret being your friend. Thanks for being my friend. Heres’ to that TEDx Goal —-Ruth

Happiness is a choice, not a result. Noting outside of you will make you happy. You choose to be happy, feel grateful and then share that with the world. This is how I describe you! Love to you on your 41st. —-Aunt Sal

Look around you, and feel proud of what you’ve accomplished. Look within you, and you will discover that you have everything it takes to make your dreams come true. Congratulations on your college graduation. Marshall, way to go my friend! Your graduation is a great accompaniment. I sure wanted to be at the graduation but couldn’t get an OK from anyone to attend. I’m sure you had an awesome time with your family. Can’t wait to hear about it! Sincerely, Nancy (Quilting Volunteer)

Dear Marshall, you made me the happiest person on earth! I received you note today and it has turned me upside down with happiness!! I hope you have the most wonderful birthday, you deserve it! P.S. putting your note in a frame to keep near me always! Love you to the moon and back “Mom” V. Ensminger

We can’t wait for you to come home son, you are such an inspiration. We have so many dishes for you to wash, gutters to clean, lawns to mow and leafs to rake. We took great care of you while you did your time, well guess what! We are old fuddy duddy’s, now it’s your turn to take care of us kiddo. Love, Mom and Paul

Marshall-Heck-Yeah-Byers, I know I said that I am so very proud of you but I want to say it again–I’m so very proud of you! It was so great to hear from all your teachers and friends how much of an inspiration you are. Keep it up and you know the sky is the limit and beyond. Only two years and you’ll be released and no more bars! Super excited for that day to come. Love you so much. —-Jennifer

Thankful for the love,
Marshall Heck-Yeah Byers




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