in just 20 years, derrik, our son, brother, and best friend touched so many lives and changed the way we look at the world.  as a result of the tremendous outpouring of support and stories about derrik, and in order to preserve those memories so he may continue to touch people, we created this website.  we hope that you take a few moments to learn more about derrik, his passions and causes, and share your stories about derrik with us and others.  our larger hope, however, is that you share derrik’s spirt of caring, curiosity, and compassion with others who did not know him.  we hope you use this site to both consume and produce content.  learn more about derrik, learn about a cause he was passionate in, but also take the time to share how you have shared derrik’s spirit with the world and other great memories you have of your time with him.