She brings him food and love.

"I won't give up on him, one day he will come around," said Marks. "He knows that I still love him and will be there for him."

If that was not enough, every year she sponsors bus tours to colleges.

Marks fills up the buses with high school students and takes them to visit colleges, which helps keep the kids on the road to becoming college students by getting them in the mind-set that education is key to their success.

Monique Marks with the support of her husband, Rev. Bertram Marks, has transformed countless lives.

If ever you go to a Tiger's game and you see lots of children surrounding a particular couple, you can almost bet it's Marks and her husband, doing what they do, "making a difference."

Monique Marks is truly an "Everyday Hero, Making a Difference."

On a daily basis in spite of life's struggles and challenges, there are people who reach out and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

That is why Local 4 and a prominent local clergyman, Rev. V. Lonnie Peek, Jr. have teamed up to tell their stories.

Do you know an everyday hero in your life? E-mail us and tell us about them.


About Rev. Lonnie Peek, Jr.

Rev. V. Lonnie Peek, Jr. located to Detroit in 1975. After teaching 2 years in DPS, he went to WSU receiving a Masters of Social Work, an activist on campus he created the Association of Black Students. He is an entrepreneur and serves on such civic boards as New Detroit, Inc, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. With extensive radio background expanding 25 years, he writes a weekly column for the Michigan Chronicle. He has been a regular on local/ national television shows dealing with political and social issues An ordained minister and seminary graduate, he serves on the executive committee and is the public relations chairman for the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity and is Assistant Pastor at Greater Christ Baptist Church.