Darrel was only 5 when he was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma in September 2005. Over the following two years, there were many highs...and countless extreme lows. On September 9, 2007, his long battle came to an end.
He refused to let the cancer beat him, and in all the ways that count, it didn't. Through it all, Darrel almost never lost his smile, his laugh, and his strong will and determination to have fun each and every day.
Darrel loved Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Turtles, Transformers, playing Zelda (with Mommy) and MarioKart (with Daddy), Chicken McNuggets, playing with his puppy 'Lady', riding his bike, trips to the Dollar Store, and of course he never went anywhere without a supply of apple juice.
Love and Miss You Little Man.
"Children with cancer are like candles in the wind who accept the possibility that they are in danger of being extinguished by a gust of wind from nowhere and yet, as they flicker and dance to remain alive, their brilliance challenges the darkness and dazzles those of us who watch their light"
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