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This is a positive place of news and encouragement where we will share Derek's journey as he battles anaplastic astrocytoma on his right thalamus(aggressive brain cancer)[...]

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Year end donations on Behalf of Derek Zell Young

Hello everyone,

Derek was a very selfless person.  I think that was very obvious to the many people who were fortunate enough to meet him. 

So I was thinking the other day how to give back to the charities that actually helped Derek and my family during this time in our lives.  The best way I thought of was to post a list of the charities that actually helped us out one way or another.  If anyone was thinking of giving a year end donation on behalf of Derek, I would ask that you consider donating to one of these charities.  These smaller charities actually gave tangible real world help.  I am sorry if I missed any charity who helped us out.  I was not the most organized when I was in the middle of everything.

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Post Hope - Let me start with this very website.  Unlike other similar websites, I have never seen an ad for a donation from this website and the donation button is not obvious.  https://posthope.org/donations

Miracle Flights - When we needed to fly to Pittsburgh, Miracle Flights helped with some of the expense for flying.  They are doing a matching donation now. https://miracleflights.z2systems.com/np/clients/miracleflights/campaign.jsp?campaign=68&fundraiser=32327&

or Miracle Flights regular donation page in case the match is done.

https://miracleflights.z2systems.com/np/clients/miracleflights/donation.jsp

Hearts and Hands http://heartsandhandsmn.org/donate.html

KTIS -  was Derek's favorite radio station (KTIS did not directly give assistance but Derek would ask for the music) http://myktis.com/donate

Missions 4 Maureen http://mission4maureen.org/donate-today/

Iron Matt (The Matthew Larson Foundation for Pediatric Brain Tumors) http://ironmatt.org/Donate.aspx

Blair's Tree of Hope http://blairstreeofhope.org/resources/donate/

Friends 4 Michael http://www.friends4michael.org/donate/

B+ Foundation https://www.beposfdn.org/donate/

Pinky Swear Foundation https://donate.pinkyswear.org/

Party for a Purpose  http://www.pfapmonti.com/-sponsor--donate.html

Wishes and More http://wishesandmore.org/donate-now/

Sorry if I missed anyone. If I find more I will add them to the list.

 

Please do not donate on behalf of Derek to the big national so-called cancer "charities".

 

On behalf of my family, Have a Merry Christmas

We miss Derek very much

Thank you and God Bless

Zell