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A Tribute to Marc Ya Deau

Welcome to Marc's web page for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of all those affected by mental illness. This was established by Jacques, in Marc's memory - I did not view Marc's illness as his defining characteristic, but NAMI is a well regarded organization that helps the mentally ill. Those who were at Marc's service remember his father's discussion about society and medicine failing Marc, and others with mental illness. I think that NAMI is a worthwhile charity that strives to address these failings. I have created this fundraising page because NAMI, and the work they do, is very important to me.

Donating to me through this page is easy, fast and secure.

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Marc Ya Deau





This page was created by Jacques Ya Deau in honor of Marc Ya Deau

Given in honor of Marc Ya Deau

Lisa King

I knew Marc in high-school. He sat in front of me in English class. He was the first guy from school to call me up for a date. I wish I had taken the time to get to know him better. I suffer from mental illness issues myself and was saddened to learn of Marc's passing. I was looking up ppl. from the past and came upon this site. It is sad that so many people succumb to this illness and I almost have myself. For a good source of spiritual guidance please go to


Marian Nakada

In the hope that mental illness can be managed for everyone in the future to prevent heartache, pain and sadness.


Donna and George Brennen


Jacques Benveniste




Wendy Davis


Tom and Virginia Reynolds

Marc's love of life and for his children will always be remembered.


Andrew Herrmann

Thanks for bringing this organization to our attention. I hope their work will honor Marc's memory.


Nicole & Jerome Nehrig-Benveniste


Douglas Kurz

Let's pray that NAMI can help people to live longer and more fulfilling lives. God bless Marc Ya Deau and his family.


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