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Derry Newbury: 1988 - 2009


I 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.

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