Darrell (Speedy) Bickel

First post: Mar 23, 2021 Latest post: Jun 19, 2021
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Hello Everyone,

For those of you who don't know our father very well, he is known to be a bit of a smart ass. However, we wouldn't change anything about him for anything in the world. He has a very quick wit sense of humor that can keep you laughing for hours on end. We can always count on him to tell us just exactly how it is, even when we don't want to hear it but need to. Speedy has spent most of his life enjoying motocross, riding four-wheels, camping, and of course spending time with his friends and family. Another thing that we love most about Speedy is how he has made our mother the happiest woman on earth. They are true partners that love traveling, exploring, and experiencing new things together. I don't know if we have ever seen our mother truly live until she met this man. They celebrated their eleventh year wedding anniversary this past December. To us that means more than anything else in the world to see them both so happy and truly living life together. We feel so blessed that God has put such an amazing man in our lives.

We have started this website to raise money for our father that has been diagnosed with stage three pancreatic cancer in September 2020. He has had to undergo chemo treatments to see if they can shrink the tumor on his pancreas and the one lymph node. They are hoping they can shrink the tumor enough to go in and remove it with surgery. He has just passed the halfway point of chemo and it has been a battle. We are continuing to have all the faith and hope in the world he will fight his way through this. He is one of the toughest guys we know and can only hope the Lord will provide him the strength to keep fighting.

We all know when facing a disease like cancer, you can begin to feel that you're drowning in medical bills. We want to give our mother one less thing to worry about on top of working full-time, being a full-time caregiver, and mentally dealing with this illness that is affecting the person she holds most dear to her heart, her soul mate. We are hoping and praying that our family and friends will step up and give what they can in a time of need for our parents. We understand that this year has been difficult on a lot of people, if you don't have the extra money to help please send good vibes and lots of prayers our way!

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