Derek's Cancer Challenge

***Update as as of 5/2/2015. I am recovering from a stem cell transplant and am doing well. I have many months left before I can work and am on temporary disability. There is a total of $474,000 owed in hospital debt. Although I have made payment arrangements and am negotiating down the debt, my monthly expenditures far exceed my limited income. Please help if you can, or share this link.

My name is Derek Day and on June 6th of 2014, I was diagnosed with with AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Please help with donations, and please share this link. I begin chemo therapy next week.

I feel that this has come about in my life as a catalyst for spiritual awakening and growth. I am staying strong and giving praise, as this is part of life's grand adventure. We tend to walk through life thinking that we are immune to certain things. The concept of "It won't happen to me",  is common to us all, but is a complete farce. So please love the ones around you, and live your life to the fullest in each moment!

The reward levels listed here are suggestions only, and the titles are just for fun. ANY DONATION HELPS! Please give what you can. All funds raised will go towards medical expenses including, chemo, transfusions, out patient labs, etc. If I don't survive, any unused funds will go towards cancer research. In that event, my sister Robin will maintain this page.

In addition to donations, you can call the MD Anderson Cancer Center to donate blood or platelets. Please give MRN# 1069546 and give my name. Call MD Anderson Blood Bank: [phone redacted]. You may also schedule a blood drive in my honor at your place of employment. Please message me for details. Feel free to organize an outside fundraiser or similar event.  Please message me for this as well.
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Derek Day 
Organizer
Sugar Land, TX
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