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My Story

Darrell David Cain age 24, aka "Big" Darrell by his siblings and family, was in his last quarter of his Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Stanford University when he experienced some numbness in his right fingers. This subsequently spread to his face and right side of his body.

After diagnosis locally at Stanford, a MRI and brain biopsy at UT Southwetern in Dallas, he was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma in his Thalmus. The tumor is small, yet very agressive. Due to its location and impact on Darrell's sensory functions it is not operable.

Therefore, Darrell under the care of UT Southwestern, with MD Anderson is entering November 5th into radiation for 6 weeks, combined with Chemtherapy in the form of Temador and Avastin.

This will last a minimum of 6 months and will be administered in Dallas.

Darrell will be living between his father and stepmother Sandi's house in Mansfield and his mother's home in Coppell.

Darrell, except for some numbness in his right hand, feels great with little side effects. Side effects from the Chemotherapy are expected to be minimal.

Darrell can be reached by mail via PO Box 2072 Mansfield TX 76063.

He will be able to travel on weekends during radiation therapy, and plans to have various friends come visit him.

Darrell will also enter into a excercise,diet, supplement program to assist him in his general health and ability to sustain treatment.

Alternative treatment and other alternatives are under research.

All ideas and prayer for Darrell are welcome.

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Darrell Cain posted a new journal entry, "Darrell honored by SEDS".

We are proud that SEDS the organization that Darrell David was so passionate about is being honored, please see the following link to their ... Read more

richard barry signed Darrell David's Guestbook.

Darrell, Sandi, Jeanne, and family,               We can't even begin to imagine the pain you feel. It is not supposed to happen that way:  losing one of ... Read more

Samuel Evans signed Darrell David's Guestbook.

Darrell, You made an amazing, positive impact everywhere you were.  While we knew each other at MIT, you always demonstrated brilliance, resolve and kindness.  You ... Read more

Becky Woolever signed Darrell David's Guestbook.

Darrell & Family My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  May God's peace and comfort embrace you during this journey.   Darrell David was a remarkable young ... Read more

Kay Kelly signed Darrell David's Guestbook.

Darrel and family, I am so very sorry and I know words do not help.  Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and if I can do anything please let me know.  ... Read more

Debra Jackson signed Darrell David's Guestbook.

 Darrel David made the world a better place, lived with passion, caring, and kindness.  We cannot make sense of the journey he was given and of what he and all of you ... Read more

Darrell Cain posted a new journal entry, "Darrell honored by SEDS".

We are proud that SEDS the organization that Darrell David was so passionate about is being honored, please see the following link to their ... Read more

Dan Basso signed Darrell David's Guestbook.

Cain Family, My heart is full as I contemplate the depth of your sorrow in losing a precious son.  I am moved by the grace with which Darrell David accepted his mission ... Read more

Darrell Cain posted a new journal entry, "Darrell David's OBIT".

Darrell David's OBIT as it appeared in the Dallas Morning News.Darrell David Cain, born August 25th 1985 in Dallas Texas passed away July 30th, 2012 in Dallas Texas, after ... Read more

Sandra Lake signed Darrell David's Guestbook.

My heart aches for the family as you process the incredible loss of Darrell David. May God lovingly sustain you in your grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Read more

Bryan Watters signed Darrell David's Guestbook.

Darrell, Darrell David was a brilliant young man and taken from us way too early. I'm grateful to have known him as he made this world a better place. He stared this ... Read more

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