"People said we were wrong for being there but it was that guy [driver] who was wrong."
“Why would anyone think that it’s okay to do this? He rammed into us.”
While Martin’s heroic dive succeeded in saving his bride-to-be’s life, he did end up breaking his leg.
A GoFundMe campaign has since been created to help Marcus recover from his horrendous injuries.
Folks all over the Internet are flooding the page with praise and donations.
No amount of hate could stop this community from banding together and helping one another heal.
Within one day, Marcus's campaign was fully funded.
Thanks to the outpouring of support, Marcus won’t be too financially burdened by this horrid tragedy.
Unfortunately, though, their friend Heather’s story took a grimmer turn.
Heather did not survive the vicious crash.
“I’m still numb. My friend is dead,” Marissa said on her friend’s death. “Heather was with us because this is what Heather believed in. She died standing up for what she believed in.”
“We had been witnessing everything that was going on,” she said. “We’ve been here for it. We couldn’t have hate groups walking around our city with no peaceful opposition.”
“We knew the risk we were taking. But we said they aren’t going to do this anymore.”
Will this chilling day haunt this couple for years to come?
Or will they instead choose to honor their friend’s bravery and focus on the fact that when faced with unthinkable hate, Marcus sacrificed his own life to save the woman he loved?
We hope the latter.