ANDREWS, Texas — After battling arteriovenous malformation, Derek Hernandez lost his life before he could graduate. The cross country runner loved to have fun and spread his positivity. His influence showed when hundreds of people came to honor him for one last run.
People from all over west Texas showed up to the run and participated. The event wasn't a place for mourning or sadness, the vibe was instead happy and cheerful. Qualities that Derek always displayed.