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The Legacy

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That all cancer patients would get the support they need.

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KERBYSTRONG is on a mission to help patients with cancer

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Kerby Damery, a former race car driver, was born & raised in Macon, Il. He survives today through his wife Nikki Damery & his two sons (Blake & Luke). As a driver he drew inspiration by many of the sports legends to become a driver himself in what eventually grew into a life long passion for racing. At the age of 21 he bought his first race car & competed in sportsman class winning the Macon Speedway Track Championship in 1990. Later he drove in the Late Model Class which was built & maintained by his dedicated race team consisting of close family & friends. He enjoyed racing in his hometown at the Macon Speedway as well as several other tracks across Central Illinois. During the course of his career he collected numerous wins in both the sportsman & modified class series. However, the bulk of his accolades came in the late model series. His accomplishments include 1998 & 2001 Macon Speedway Budweiser Shoot Out, 2004 Late Model Macon Speedway Track Championship, 2006 Northern All Stars Runners up & Rookie of the year.

In 2007, at the age of 42 Kerby was diagnosed with Stage IV Appendix Cancer. Through his cancer journey he underwent numerous surgeries, chemotherapy & radiation treatments. He was racing to win the fight of his life. All throughout he remained faithful, strong, & positive despite the many setbacks he endured during the 8 year journey. He fought with determination, courage, & bravery. He was KerbySTRONG! Kerby Damery passed on February 8, 2015 at the age of 49. He did not lose his battle to cancer, he won it by living life to the fullest, inspiring others, and touching the lives of so many around him. His spirit will remain forever KerbySTRONG!

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