Monday, September 24, 2012


I had a fabulous weekend. We basically went camping with a bunch of friends. Seriously awesome.

But today that means nothing. Today, my cousin Derek is going through surgery to finally beat the cancer he has been battling. He has been amazing throughout the last 6 months. He is 21 and has cancer, that shouldn't happen to anyone. But he has fought and managed to kick the cancer's ass. There is one last step that he has to get through. He's having very intense surgery today. They will cut down his entire abdomen and remove his lymph nodes from his lower abdomen.

If you are a spiritual type, our family would love some additional thoughts and prayers for him. This is the last big step along the way. He has a long recovery ahead of him, but this is where he officially beats cancer. It's a big deal.

I love this picture Derek and his amazing girlfriend Dana. So much love between
them. She has stood by him throughout everything, and he has done the same
for her. An amazing relationship.

1 comment:

Stephanie @ bourbon and glitter said...

Well I can't wait to read about how wonderful he's doing after this is all over. He's amazing. Go Derek! My thoughts are with you today.