At 31, Derek Dienner was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. Faced with his own mortality, Derek learned how to turn tragedy into a motivator for change. As Derek reflected on his journey, he realized August 24th, 2017 was not the day he was diagnosed with cancer, but the day he became alive.
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Directors: Aaron Dienner & Allen Clements
Executive Producer: Derek Dienner
Producers: Allen Clements, Lisbet Byler, Catlin Williams, & Grace Wagner
Director of Photography: Aaron Dienner
Additional Camera: Steve Buckwalter
Behind the Scenes Camera Operator: Jacob Hopkins
Editor: Aaron Dienner
Credits & Title Design: Derek Hollister
Walid Hesham, MD
Derek would like to thank:
- Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
- Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute
- Krista Fisher for encouraging me to get the colonoscopy.
- The MAKE films crew for helping to tell my story and for their support.
- F*#K Cancer T-Shirt Crew
- My family and friends