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Derek's Battle of the Brain: Fighting Brain Cancer HEAD On

Organized by: Lara Mulchay

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Update Summer 2018
May 30, 2018

 We started this fundraiser 4 years ago and Derek continues to remain strong, focused, positive and determined. But he still needs our help. See More

THE STORY:

UPDATE: We started this fundraiser 4 years ago and Derek continues to remain strong, focused, postive and determined. But he still needs our help. He has now gone through 2 additional brain surgeries. The most recent, in early May 2018, has left Derek with no peripheral vision and some other symptoms that have led Derek to be unable to walk unassisted and in need of intensive therapy for the foreseeable future. He's recently arrived back home after weeks in rehab. He continues his journey with a strength, grace, and sense of humor that is incredibly impressive. 

Derek's friends have banded together once again to ask for some assistance in helping Derek, Kim, and Caitlyn with some much needed funds to assist with these new developments and transitions. All money collected goes directly to the Poindexters and truly any amount is helpful. 


ORIGINAL POST: 

A decade ago, anyone meeting Derek would have described him as: strong, kind, compassionate. Now after almost 10 years of fighting brain cancer, these qualities have only grown stronger. His positive attitude and strength of character make him a beloved part of his family & community.

It's time we all band together and help Derek and his family continue to fight this battle.


Derek is now facing his 4th brain surgery to eradicate yet another tumor. His wife and daughter have been unbelievably supportive and brave over the past several years. However, they simply cannot do it alone.


For those that know and love Derek, you know he has a remarkable work ethic. Sadly, due to his condition, he has been unable to continue to work regularly. The mounting stress over finances is taking it's toll and will certainly hinder his ability to recover and heal.
Derek worries not about himself, but his family. His daughter is in high school and is navigating her future. Due to the exorbitant medical and out-of-pocket costs related to brain cancer treatment and recovery, she has had to sacrifice many opportunities typically enjoyed by other high school students. Regardless of her father's ailment, she has persevered. She is a great student and is active in her school and community. We'd like to ensure that she is able to not only go to college, but be able to participate in everyday high school activities and celebrations.


By helping us with this donation drive, you will be alleviating much of the stress associated with treatment. The donations are being directly deposited into a fund set up at Kim & Derek's credit union. The funds will be used to ensure proper payment of their medical and therapy bills, as well as ensuring that Derek and his family can make necessary repairs to their home and cover utilities and other related out-of-pocket expenses. But really, what you are providing is peace of mind for him and his family.
Please help us, help Derek, so that he can concentrate on healing, not paying bills.
Please consider making a donation today. No amount is too small, as anything will help us reach our goal. We know that finances are strained for some but you can also help us by spreading the word to your friends, family, and social media outlets.
Our heartfelt thanks in advance to any and all of you that are supporting our quest to
Derek's Battle of the Brain: Fighting Brain Cancer HEAD on!

$3,435

 

7% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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  • Lara Mulchay

     

  • Stephanie Lapose

     

  • Connie and Rick Newton

    $20

  • Shelley, Erica and Ashley

    $100

  • Kelie Conner Bemo

    $45

  • Chris and Jo Wittry

    $100

  • Diana & Greg Kessler

    $50

  • Craig Motzer

     

  • Kelly Conry

     

  • Trisha Folk and Brad DuBois

    $50

  • Wendy and Chance Nash

    $20

  • Mark & Joce Stacer

     

  • Rob Straney

     

  • Angela Lipp

    $50

  • Greg and Jodie Manahan

    $100

  • Maureen Patrick

     

  • Team Jordan - Belinda Freed

    $50

  • Stephanie Brown

    $20

  • Angela Roe/Graybill

    $20

  • Richard & Trudy Stacer

    $100

  • Bob & Liz

    $100

  • KerryAnne Wolfe

    $100

  • Greg and Brandi McManus

    $100

  • Brad Cislini

     

  • Michael Brayer

     

  • Blumhorst, Blankenship, Dismond, Driskill, Daley

    $70

  • Aaron King

    $20

  • Patrick & Diane Ryan

    $25

  • Sarah Calvert

    $60

  • Angela Williams

    $100

  • Karen Walton

    $50

  • Vicki Disabato

    $50

  • Clay Denmark

    $100

  • Dave Book

     

  • Jennifer Cates

    $30

  • Shawn Holmes

     

  • Brayer Family

    $100

  • Thea Meeker

     

  • Brennan & Kathy Johnson

    $40

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Organized by

Lara Mulchay

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

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The Team: $3,435 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Lara Mulchay

Amount Raised

$2,280

 

5% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlyn Poindexter

Amount Raised

$590

 

59% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jocelyn Stacer

Amount Raised

$350

 

7% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Greg McManus

Amount Raised

$150

 

2% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Brennan & Kathy Johnson

Brennan & Kathy Johnson

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Thea Meeker

Thea Meeker

4 years ago

Brayer Family

Brayer Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Shawn Holmes

Shawn Holmes

4 years ago

Jennifer Cates

Jennifer Cates

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Dave Book

Dave Book

Size XXXL 4 years ago

Clay Denmark

Clay Denmark

DONATION: $100

Get well Fast Big Guy!! 4 years ago

Vicki Disabato

Vicki Disabato

DONATION: $50

In memory of Kelley Disabato. 4 years ago

Karen Walton

Karen Walton

DONATION: $50

Prayers, hugs, and love to you Derek! 4 years ago

Angela Williams

Angela Williams

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

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