Wednesday, November 28, 2007

R.I.P. James Darrell Young

I got a call yesterday from my good friend, Cori. Her husband (who we went in August to visit) J.D. lost his battle with cancer yesterday.

In December 2006, J.D. was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma. After undergoing several rounds of chemotherapy, his cancer did not go into remission, which required him to undergo far more severe courses of treatment. He needed a bone marrow transplant. A few weeks ago, I got a call from his wife (she's been my friend for 22 years) stating that they found a match for a bone marrow. This, we knew, was nothing short of a miracle, and everyone knew it!
Last Wednesday, J.D. passed out. He went to the hospital and he had pneumonia. On Tuesday, November 27th, my friend J.D. passed away. With pneumonia on top of the cancer, he couldn't fight anymore. He was fairly young (38, I think?) and leaves behind his wife, Cori, his 15 yr old son, Robert, and his 2 year old son Thomas James.
J.D. was such a fun, good person. He and I shared a lot of inside jokes, probably not appropriate to share here ;-). He was a good dad and an all around good guy! I am going to miss him a lot.

Please keep his family in your prayers. They are so upset right now and need all the prayers they can get.


Bethany said...

Praying for them, Kelly. I'm so sorry. (((hugs)))

Cecily R said...

Oh, I am so sorry! I hate to hear that anyone has passed away--but he was so young. That's awful. My prayers are with the family.


Leeann said...

Have I mentioned how much I hate Cancer? Grrr. Meanie bug.