Derrick was a cheerful, athletic teen ready to head to Southwest Minnesota State University in the fall to play baseball when he started feeling tired and weak. In August 2011, Derrick was diagnosed with Leukemia which marked the beginning of his struggle with chemotherapy and numerous hospital visits. Derrick’s wish was to receive all of the baseball equipment necessary to get back in the game at college after his treatments. Wishes & More received support from the local community and was excited to present him with all of his equipment when sadly, Derrick lost his battle on June 26. In lieu of his wish, Derrick’s family received a Memorial grant to help them during this sad time.