My blog post 2 days ago about my nephew driving a demo derby car in honor of his dad’s battle with cancer. The derby was last night…. a Father’ Day demo derby sponsored by the Iron County Pullers Association in Iron River, Michigan.
Christopher won in his division of the mid sized cars! This is a 1992 Mercury Sable… I am still waiting for the smashed up pics from mom later today.
Guess at one point he hit another car so hard it flipped… so they had to stop the action, flip the car back and make sure the other driver was okay.
I can just hear the roar of the crowd when that happened! Did ya know I once drove a car in the demo derby too? So did my sister. Guess it runs in the family… heh heh
Here is the driver, my 25 year old nephew, Christopher Andersen
(he wrecked enough cars in his teen-age years, so he is very good at demo derbies)
Some of the action shots….
Christopher with his girlfriend, Lyndsay, and their little girl Allison
My folks were there too, and they did the car painting….
And here is the family, their son Christopher,
Cancer Survivor Mike (Fuzz) Andersen,
He has stage four cancer of the jaw, which they treated by cutting out the jaw, removing a bone from his leg to build a new jaw and skin grafts from his thigh to rebuild the inside of his cheek. He just underwent 6 rigorous weeks of daily radiation and multiple doses of chemo. They had to travel many times over 400 miles one way for all the doc appts, surgery and housing at hotels for the radiation treatments. So Christopher was doing the demo sponsorship to help defray the costs and expenses as Fuzz was not covered on Linda’s limited health insurance. Stand tall, Fuzz, you are tough!