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In Honor of Duwayne

Created by Dannielle Carr

Duwayne A. Carr

It's been over eight years since my love, Duwayne, was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. He was 29 at the time.

What a journey it's been...

Well-meaning doctors, who we continue to be deeply thankful for, have put caps on his life expectancy. But God has seen fit to be merciful to him, to me and to our precious daughter, Eva. She's now 4, and is one of several miracles that mark our life together.

Duwayne has outlived all expectations, and I'm VERY happy and thankful that we get to celebrate his ninth birthday since diagnosis. How wonderful is that?

I want you all to know (family and friends) how thankful we are for all your prayers, love and support over the years. Everything counts. Everything.

This Blue Star Tribute through the Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a way for me (for us) to honor Duwayne for how he has chosen to live his life. He has been brave, strong, faithful to God and his family. He's hard working, ambitious and wise beyond his years. I could go on, but suffice it to say that I am very proud to be able to walk beside him as his best friend.

Thank you for reading my little note, and thank you for giving if you can. If you can't, no pressure. As I said, everything counts in our book of thankfulness.


P.S. Please feel free to share by email until August 19. After that, social media is fine :)

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