#StrongerTogether

$29,586 of $17,000 goal

Raised by 315 people in 40 months
Derek McCormick has been part of the Bishop Kelly Family for over 20 years as a student, teacher and coach. Derek currently teaches Government and AP Government at Bishop Kelly, is the Head Girls Basketball Coach and assists with the Baseball program. 

On Monday, March 21st, Derek went into the doctor to get a check up as he was not feeling well and didn't have any energy to do simple tasks. After several tests on Monday and Tuesday, Derek was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of white blood cell), red blood cells, or platelets. Derek's Oncologist feels optimistic that with urgent and aggressive chemotherapy treatment, the cancer cells can be eliminated from Derek's body and get him back to a full recovery. Derek is currently undergoing chemotherapy and has received a number of blood transfusions. Derek's blood count is improving but still a long ways from normal.

Derek will face a series of treatments over the next several months and although we are all very optimistic about his recovery, he will need all the love, support and prayer that we can possibly give him to help get him through this.  

To help offset medical costs, we are trying to raise money to help him and his family focus on recovery and not be overwhelmed with financial stress. Please consider donating even a small amount to help, every little bit helps. Thank you!
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A heartfelt thank you to everyone that supported Derek's GofundMe page. We will be closing the fund out and getting the money to Derek soon to start helping with medical costs, etc. Thank you!
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$29,586 of $17,000 goal

Raised by 315 people in 40 months
Created March 26, 2016
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$25
Bill and Francie Bevill
39 months ago

Thinking of you Derek. Sending prayers and love to you and your family.

JM
$250
Judy Milburn
39 months ago

Want you to know the Milburn family is praying for you and that we appreciate you!

HG
$100
Hannah Gray
39 months ago
JA
$30
Julian Aguirre
39 months ago
$50
Mariah Adcox
39 months ago
CB
$100
Chad & Terri Blue & Black
39 months ago
MA
$500
Mariah, Molly & Mary Adcox
39 months ago

The Lady Adcox's are behind you all the way Coach! "Storms make trees take deeper roots." Dolly Parton

CW
$400
Charles Woods
39 months ago

Our prayers are with you! Chuck, Peggy, Greg, Darren & Brett Woods

DW
$50
Deborah Wapstra
39 months ago
EH
$50
Eric Holtz
39 months ago

We all hope for fast recovery.

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