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The strongest woman I know

10 years ago, Kari and I were visiting Chicago during one of her fall breaks. I was there to work with my startup cofounders and she was there to hang out, shop, and enjoy our favorite city.

We got in late, ordered pizza from one of our favorite spots, and then crashed at an Air BnB. The next morning, Kari woke up unable to control the entire left side of her body. Being young, naive, and frankly stupid, we (I) thought that maybe she slept weird. Maybe she had a pinched nerve or something. I suggested that she try some stretches or yoga to see if she could work it out while I showered to get ready for work. She agreed, but the stretches weren’t helping, so we decided to go to the nearest walk-in clinic.

Preparing for how slow and annoying the clinic might be, Kari suggested that we eat some cold, leftover pizza first. We’re suckers for pizza… especially c... read more

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Hi, I'm Derek Brooks

I'm a 42.33 year old midwestern American who enjoys engineering, traveling, partying, and extremish sports.

Most of my life's latest happenings are on this page, but you can also check out what I'm up to today and what I did yesterday.

If you'd like to know a little more about me you can check out my bio - and don't forget to check out my photos!

Last seen in Des Moines

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eupmvtwf53: love the smile and great ink.

pam: so glad that i stopped to read this derek! it’s a very sweetly written piece about your life and love. thank you for sharing. i know your wife’s mom from school! what strength you both h... (more)

cindy mather: wonderfully written about an amazingly strong woman! it was such an honor and privilege to be a small part of her journey! you are a power couple and bring out the best in each other! let me... (more)

chirag patel: man, appreciate this story deeply. thanks for taking the time to write and glad to hear kari was able to overcome so much

craig brooks: hi derek, you may your dad tear up big time. you are the most amazing son and husband. i am over the top proud of you! what you wrote was one of the most loving and caring pieces i've ever r... (more)

marty mace: a true show of love by derek, i almost feel sorry for ms. it doesn’t know who it’s messing with, in kari brooks! both of you keep fighting the good fight much love to both of you!

jerry muhlstein: i met kari a few years ago, knowing her mom and dad thru living in az citrus gardens. this is the most beautifully written from her husband. i do not know them well, but knowing her battle i... (more)

dad: 💪🦸🏻‍♀️❤️ ❤️

amy: kari is an inspiration! so strong mentally and physically. i remember the terrifying day this was discovered. and, derek, you have been an awesome support person. kari has rocked every ve... (more)

derek: thanks! the wood is cabinet grade plywood given to me by a buddy. it's got a birch veneer on one side, alder on the other, and is totally overkill, haha. i've got a write up with more info ... (more)