Derry Newbury: 1988 - 2009

bereavementI just learnt Derry Newbury passed away late last year. Derry was the young man behind First Sounds, a blog I wrote about back in 2007.

Derry was a former Deaf Mute who had his life changed by a specialist who did an implant surgery giving him the ability to hear and speak. His blog was where he wrote about his struggles. When I shared that link he was dealing with a tumour on the base of his brain stem.

His brain cancer returned and took his life in October. I had lost touch with Derry's blog and only found out about his passing today when someone tipped me off.

It's just sad. He was a brave kid.


Share this entry

Comments (1 - click here to join in!)

dale

Awesome post Mike. Being a cancer survivor myself this is overwhelming. I can relate.
Ratio of Women & Men in lifetime getting cancer shown in video - real facts - I don't think so now but maybe in future.


January 14, 2010 @ 9:47 PM

Leave a comment


Only 1 comment? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!


« Pat Robertson Explains the Haiti Disaster Maple Leafs 4, Flyers 0 »