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To support and offer financial relief for Cancer treatment.

Derrick Powell was diagnosed with Lymphoma in August 2009.  Since then, he has been through 2 rounds of chemo and radiation.  He is a fighter and has 2 sons as well as a host of friends to live for.  We too must help Derrick fight.... I would like to do all I can to see my friend live and watch his boys grow up, experience life, and be a testimony to others.


Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that begins in cells of the immune system. The immune system fights infections and other diseases.

The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. The lymphatic system includes the following:

Lymph vessels: The lymphatic system has a network of lymph vessels. Lymph vessels branch into all the tissues of the body.

Lymph: The lymph vessels carry clear fluid called lymph. Lymph contains white blood cells, especially lymphocytes such as B cells and T cells.

Lymph nodes: Lymph vessels are connected to small, round masses of tissue called lymph nodes. Groups of lymph nodes are found in the neck, underarms, chest, abdomen, and groin. Lymph nodes store white blood cells. They trap and remove bacteria or other harmful substances that may be in the lymph.

Other parts of the lymphatic system: Other parts of the lymphatic system include the tonsils, thymus, and spleen. Lymphatic tissue is also found in other parts of the body including the stomach, skin, and small intestine.



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