Derek Brandes

First post: Jan 28, 2019 Latest post: Oct 15, 2020
Welcome to Derek’s CaringBridge website.  I am using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. I appreciate your prayers, support and words of encouragement. Thank you for visiting!


I was diagnosed with Lung Adenocarcinoma on Jan. 23, 2019.  I was fortunate that my wife pushed for a chest X-ray during a pre-op for surgery to remove a tumor from my right leg - I had been battling a cough which was thought to be bronchitis- instead two nodes were found on my right lung. 
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