Derek Gales

First post: Sep 18, 2020 Latest post: Dec 22, 2020
This journey all started a couple weeks ago when Hunter threw a weighted stress ball directly at his Daddy’s groin, ouch! Thankfully, Hunters poor aim led to ongoing symptoms and medical appointments that ultimately led to the diagnosis of Dereks stage 2 Testicular Cancer. After being hospitalized, undergoing surgery and attending several important medical appointments, Derek will be starting 3 cycles of chemo next week.

Our life has been a whirlwind the past several months. We have a fun and wild toddler that keeps us on our toes and are expecting another beautiful baby boy early January. On top of that we are also in the process of building a new home. This cancer diagnosis was obviously not something we were expecting or planning for, but life happens, and we will overcome this.

We are so thankful and grateful to all our family and friends who have been thinking and praying for us, sending thoughtful messages and cards, meals, etc. Without all of you we would not be able to get through this. 

Unfortunately we know the coming weeks will be tough. We are anxious and scared, but are trusting that God will place His healing hands over Derek and keep him safe, restoring him to good health and curing him of this cancer.

We can’t wait to tell Hunter, years from now, how he helped to save his Daddy’s life.

((*Thank you for visiting our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Our goal is to post a journal entry once a week to keep everyone updated with Dereks Progress. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement*))

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