Derek Canas - Spinning Stigma

December 10, 2016

This Sunday December 11th, Robert and Aaron will be speaking with Activist and DJ, Derek Canas. Tune in live tomorrow at 2pm EST to hear his  amazing story. 


Derek Canas (AKA D-REK), born a sweet, cute, seemingly healthy baby, had everything going for him until the age of 3 months, when he was surrounded by many doctors talking about transposition of the great arteries, pacemakers, and blood transfusions. His parents now had, what they called a battery operated son. This was a scary scenario for his parents with so many touch-and-go moments. 16-years later another illness that Derek had been living with started to show symptoms: HIV.


This only brought on a more terrifying roller-coaster ride. With courage, unconditional love and sheer determination, Derek was not going to let any one of his health issues get in the way of his dream of becoming a DJ! Spinning music is the passion of his soul.

Today, taking his fight against HIV to new hope, he serves as the Social Ambassador for Yes Get Tested Coachella Valley and BeeSafe Condoms. A survivor of both open heart surgery and HIV, his doctors refer to him as "The Terminator." And that he is!!


Derek is also the creator of the #EndTheStigma Campaign and D-REK's Angels and Warriors. On the weekends he turns into the crazy Emulator DJ – living his dreams!!


 Click here to listen to the interview 

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