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Derek's Cancer Sucks

Organized by: Kery Strickland

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Kery Strickland via Crowdrise
December 30, 2014

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THE STORY:

My name is Blane Strickland. I have a childhood friend named Derek. He is only 26 years old. Around Christmas time 2013 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. By February he was told that it was stage 3, and tumors had grown in his lymph nodes, lungs, and liver. This was a tremendous blow to him and his wife. Amazingly, with the combination of amazing doctors, perseverance, chemotherapy, and surgeries; he was able to overcome the odds and beat cancer! This was amazing to me. That would usually be enough to inspire someone to help. That is not what inspired me. The inspiration for me comes from the fact that, through the whole process, Derek remained happy. He acted like he wasn't tired from the chemo, and still went out of his way to help others and spread joy. Through the hair loss, the pain, the agonizing treatments, and recovery; he stayed positive. This not only made me happy, but it also made me change. It made me take on everyday, and new challenge with a new look on life. For this I am extremely grateful. For THIS I owe him. That is why I am doing what I can to help him. Being a 26 year old, he hasn't raised enough money to pay off his ever increasing medical bills. Even more, he hasn't asked for help!! He needed the help, but feels bad asking others to help because he is that nice of a guy! That is where I (and you ) come in. I, along with a few friends, are running a tough mudder in Houston, TX. on November first! We are trying to raise the money for this awesome dude by then! There is a bonus to your donation. We can kill two birds with one stone, and you can give me a task on our Team CancerSucks Facebook page! http://on.fb.me/1zaDMvI You can say "i'll give you ten bucks or 1million if you do a pushup, run a mile or whatever you chose. You pick it, I do it, you donate. If you request on the FB page, then we can post a video for what you requested. Thanks, if you have made it this far! Peace

$315

 

3% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Blane Strickland

    $50

  • Adam M.

    $25

  • Jeremy mcwhorter

    $40

  • Buddy Lee

    $100

  • Kristi Eccles

    $50

  • Heather Bell

    $50

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Kery Strickland

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Donor Comments

Heather Bell

Heather Bell

DONATION: $50

I know it isn't much but every bit helps. 4 years ago

Kristi Eccles

Kristi Eccles

DONATION: $50

You're a badass Derek! And Your attitude constantly reminds me to see the positive in every single day!! 4 years ago

Buddy Lee

Buddy Lee

DONATION: $100

Love ya Pede 4 years ago

Jeremy mcwhorter

Jeremy mcwhorter

DONATION: $40

i know its not much, but anything helps. 4 years ago

Adam M.

Adam M.

DONATION: $25

In memory of my father, LWM. 4 years ago

Blane Strickland

Blane Strickland

DONATION: $50

First donation to get it going! I got challenged with the Going Bald For Derek Challenge and chose the money route. Awesome challenge, Awesome people. Doesn't get better than this! 4 years ago

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