Nevada busing patient Marc Berrier makes roots in SeattleLoading
  • Marc Berrier, left, prays for his dad who is scheduled to have heart surgery. Berrier was bused to Seattle – where he knew no one – from Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier, left, embraces Ray Lewandowski after he led a prayer for his dad who needs heart surgery during an Alpha meeting on Monday November 17, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington. Berrier is one of the group leaders in the ten-week course "How would you share your faith with others?'" at Westminster Chapel. Alpha is a course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith. Berrier, who was bused to Seattle from Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas, was an alcoholic and used to be homeless. He now has graduated from the addiction recovery program at the Seattle's Union Gospel Mission.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier, center, waits in a line for dinner before an Alpha meeting in Bellevue.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier listens during an Alpha meeting. He has a tattoo on his fingers that spells LUCK.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier looks for homeless people to pass out coffee and donuts to during the Seattle Union Gospel's Morning Watch program on Monday November 18, 2013 in Seattle, WA. He arrived in Seattle an alcoholic and homeless. He now has graduated from the addiction recovery program at the Seattle's Union Gospel Mission and goes out from 6am-9am every morning as part of their morning watch program to spread Christianity and pass out coffee and donuts to the homeless.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier waits to deliver shoes to a friend at the men's shelter during the Seattle Union Gospel's Morning Watch program.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier rides an elevator with Trevor O'Harran, right, to deliver shoes to a friend at the men's shelter.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier looks out for homeless people to pass out coffee and donuts during the Seattle Union Gospel's Morning Watch program in November.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier, right, and Jason Bennett, left, climb the stairs to look for homeless people, to spread Christianity and pass out coffee and donuts.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier goes out from 6am-9am every morning as part of a program to spread Christianity and pass out coffee and donuts to the homeless.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier, right, chats with Markum Denison, who is homeless.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier is hugged by Markum Denison, one of several homeless people to whom he gave coffee and donuts.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier, right, approaches a homeless man living in a cardboard box.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier works on sending emails in Seattle. He has completed the addiction recovery program and always has a jug of water nearby to drink instead of alcohol.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier carries laundry down a dorm-style hallway where he lives at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier, 37, eats chicken alone after participating in the early morning program distributing coffee and donuts to the homeless on Monday November 18, 2013 in Seattle, WA. His tattoos all have sentimental meaning and recently he got one that portrays the Seattle space needle with roots on it because he says he is now rooted in Seattle.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier, right, helps collate papers for a ministry program he will take in January with Jason Reyes, left, in Burien, WA. Berrier has been given extended housing at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission at Riverton Place after completing the addiction recovery program.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier, right, does laundry on Monday November 18, 2013 in Burien, WA. Berrier has been given extended housing at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission at Riverton Place after completing the addiction recovery program. Berrier who was bused to Seattle where he knew no one from Rawson-Neal psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas, NV was an alcoholic and used to be homeless. He now has graduated from the addiction recovery program at the Seattle's Union Gospel Mission.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier, right, prepares to go workout in his dorm style room he shares with two other men on Monday November 18, 2013 in Burien, WA. Berrier has been given extended housing at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission at Riverton Place after completing the addiction recovery program.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Marc Berrier departs for his daily workout on Monday November 18, 2013 in Burien, WA. Berrier has been given extended housing at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission at Riverton Place after completing the addiction recovery program. Berrier who was bused to Seattle where he knew no one from Rawson-Neal psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas, NV was an alcoholic and used to be homeless. He now has graduated from the addiction recovery program at the Seattle's Union Gospel Mission.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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