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Alice Reed signed Derek's Guestbook.

I am so glad to hear more good news.  Like Bill Murray, in the movie, "What About Bob", you are baby stepping it all the way. If you haven't seen the movie, ... Read more

Derek Luke posted a new journal entry, "External fixator off".

Derek had outpatient surgery, took about 15 minutes, to get the external fixtor off of his pelvis.  He has still been given the direction that he cannot walk yet.  We ... Read more

Kim Richmond signed Derek's Guestbook.

Derek, May the Divine Physician guide your earthly ones, and may you heal quickly to a full recovery.  Please feel our prayers.  Hope it gives you comfort to know that ... Read more

Claire Schroeder signed Derek's Guestbook.

Derek- I hope you had a wonderful birthday, was thinking about you all day :) Keep hanging in there buddy, I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Much ... Read more

Mary Beliew signed Derek's Guestbook.

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day. Keeping you in my thoughts :) Miss you Read more

Rachael Richmond signed Derek's Guestbook.

Derek,   Happy Birthday!  I just want you to know you are in my prayers and my family's prayers as well.  You are such an amazing person and I know you will pull thru ... Read more

wendy killian signed Derek's Guestbook.

Carry your worries to the Lord..... Jesus the Faithful one The confidence we have..... the trust we hold.... the hope we carry.... rest in His faithfulnes, Every promise ... Read more

Lynne McClure signed Derek's Guestbook.

Well the silver lining in your 29th birthday is that next year when you hit the big 3 0, it won't be nearly as traumatic!!  Your continued recovery will be your best gift ... Read more

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