The Houston spirit: 19-year-old who's beaten cancer twice goes on a hot Britishboy band quest
Houstonian Devin Duncan has been through it all. Only 19, she has been diagnosed with leukemia twice and fought to make it through twice.
Duncan is on her way to ending a chemotherapy regiment that started in 2010 she and wants nothing more than for her favorite band, One Direction (they are British heartthrobs), to make it to her end-of-chemo celebration dinner. In an attempt to make her video to the band go viral, she has been tweeting to the boys in One Direction, everyday Houstonians and other well known figures.
Even Bachelorette villain Kalon McMahon responded in a sweet manner to her tweet with:
Devin will be returning to the University of Texas in the fall as a sophomore. She's majoring in public relations (so in sense, her quest is work experience as well).
Even though there have been some rough times, Duncan says she always tries to stay positive. She credits One Direction's music with helping her get through her cancer fights. She says she watched YouTube videos of One Direction throughout her full-day chemotherapy treatments on Mondays.
Her video doesn't come across as a plea for sympathy. Instead, it shows her positive outlook — and what the celebration dinner means to her. Cancer doctors often note how important celebrating treatment milestones are.
So far One Direction has yet to respond — but Duncan's friends and many strangers have gotten a kick out of the video and one Houstonian's fighting spirit.