Haden’s Story (video)

October 8, 2013

On June 16 in Bonnaroo, Ohio University student Haden DeRoberts was reunited with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, a little over a year after the band visited him at the James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio.

In the fall of 2011, Ohio University student Haden DeRoberts was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. On May 30, 2012, he received a life-saving bone narrow transplant from an anonymous donor. That same day he was visited by ESMZ, who hung out with him and played a few songs in his hospital room.

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  1. Hey guys thanks being there for my brother Haden he loved you guys and so do I

    Haden Richard DeRoberts, age 24, died Sunday, December 4, at Kobacker House, surrounded by dozens of friends and family, after a 5 year battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and subsequent complications. Graduated from Grandview Heights High School in 2011, and worked tirelessly to earn his Bachelor of Specialized Studies last week from Ohio University. He was the curator of music festivals focused on bringing awareness to bone marrow donation registration and increased visibility to local bands. He interned at Love Hope Strength Foundation and Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, OH, and was a camp counselor at Camp Akita. He loved sheep herding, taxidermy, and was an avid outdoorsman and consummate supporter of the arts and the DIY music scene. Preceded in death by grandparents Charles and Margaret Newberry and Darlene DeRoberts. Survived by father, Jeff; and mother, Janet DeRoberts; brother, Jack; grandfather, Dick DeRoberts; numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Celebration of life will start at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 10, at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. and continue afterwards at Woodlands Backyard, 668 Grandview Ave. to whom the family wishes to express gratitude for their continued generosity. Rev. Dr. Deborah Lindsay and Rev. Katherine Shaner officiating. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL. The family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses at The James for Haden’s care and especially Dr. William Blum and John Mickle. Haden would request that everyone “get swabbed” by registering to be a bone marrow donor at http://www.lovehopestrength.org. Memorial donations may be made in Haden’s honor to: Haden DeRoberts Fund at The Columbus Foundation, 1234 East Broad St, Columbus, OH 43205, or http://www.columbusfoundation.org/Give Now/Give to a Fund.” Please visit http://www.Schoedinger.com to share condolences and memories of Haden with the family. “And now, let the wild rumpus above start” – See more

    He was my brother and my Best Friend he is everything for me

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