Jul 29, 2014
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Derrick Keller, Former SLP Baseball Star, Dies

His death came following battle with a high-risk form of leukemia.

Derrick Keller, Former SLP Baseball Star, Dies Derrick Keller, Former SLP Baseball Star, Dies Derrick Keller, Former SLP Baseball Star, Dies Derrick Keller, Former SLP Baseball Star, Dies Derrick Keller, Former SLP Baseball Star, Dies

After being diagnosed with a high-risk form of leukemia in August 2011 and subsequently undergoing treatment, Derrick Keller passed away yesterday afternoon. 

On his CaringBridge page, Keller's family wrote the following last night:

We are not in a good place right now, We are just numb. DK started bleeding on the inside this morning. This is something we were warned about. He looked so good last night. This afternoon about 4:00, Derrick passed away. We lost our son, and God has him now. He is playing shortstop in a double header right now.

Information about Keller's struggle with leukemia is here. Information about his recent medical progress is here.

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