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Derek Lemieux was a son, brother, soldier, grandson, and friend who loved his family and friends deeply. His smile lit up the room. He proudly served our country for nine years in the Army, a sky soldier with the 82nd Airborne. He was so talented and a great soccer player and golfer. He was a self-taught DJ and music artist. He traveled to 25 countries in less than three years, seeing several of the wonders of the world. He lived life to the fullest every day. He was kind and loving. Derek passed away on April 17, 2019, from glioblastoma, the most common, least treatment resistant and deadliest brain cancer, he was 28 years old. Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children (yes children) and 2nd leading cause of cancer related deaths in adolescents and young adults, ages 15-39. Over 90% of our active military are under the age of 40. We will honor and remember Derek for his love for his family, our country, for life, and making every moment count. We will fight every day until there is a cure for brain cancer. Please help us in this fight.
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