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Meet Our Hero, Derek

Dec 27, 2021 | Hero

HOMETOWN: DELL RAPIDS, SD

DIAGNOSIS: MEDULLOBLASTOMA

DATE OF DIAGNOSIS: 2018

CURRENT STATUS: STABLE

Derek is a 13-year-old boy from Dell Rapids, South Dakota. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor, medulloblastoma, in November of 2018. Derek underwent a successful tumor resection surgery after his diagnosis and then completed six weeks of proton radiothon therapy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In December of 2020, Derek finished his regimen of chemotherapy and now is receiving physical therapy to help repair the damage from the chemotherapy. He is scheduled to receive an MRI every six months to monitor for tumor regrowth.

 

To read more about Derek’s fight and to contribute to his GoFundMe to help his family with medical expenses, click here.

 

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